Japan Tsunami: Video, Photos of 8.9 Earthquake, March 11, 2011
A Huge Earthquake and Tsunami Has Hit Japan. Here are Some Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Video
A large earthquake hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The Japan earthquake measured 8.9 on the Richter scale and set off a tsunami. Witnesses stated that the Japan earthquake lasted several minutes.
The Japan earthquake hit 125 kilometres off the eastern coast and has set off a tsunami. Officials state that waves as high as 20 feet could hit the coast.
There are reports of tsunami waves hitting the Miyagi prefecture in Sendai area. Japan public broadcaster NHK Public aired Japan tsunami video that showed cars, houses and buildings being swept away by water.
The earthquake caused buildings in the Japanese capital of Tokyo to shake. Several fires have been reported in Tokyo and other parts of the country including a large oil refinery fire in Chiba Prefecture.
A tsunami warning has also been issued for Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and US state of Hawaii.
Those looking for online livestreaming coverage of the Japan tsunami can visit the Al-Jazeera English YouTube channel.
This isn't the first earthquake to hit Japan in the last few days. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit norther Japan on March 9, 2011.
Here is some early Japan tsunami video and Japan earthquake photos