8.9M Earthquake hits Japan

An earthquake of 8.9M on the Richter Scale hits was reported just 400KM off the coast of Honshu, Japan and apparently is the biggest Earthquake to hit Japan in the last 140 years. Followed by Tsunamis up to 10m of height affecting areas past the City of Tokyo. Fortunately, Japan have always been preparing for disasters of this magnitude and already planned out evacuation and extraction plans for it’s citizen. Many buildings are constructed in such ways that in can withstand earthquake and tsunamis.

In central Tokyo, Jeffrey Balanag said he was stuck in his office in the Shiodome Sumitomo building because the elevators had stopped working.

“There’s no panic but we’re almost seasick from the constant rolling of the building,” he told the BBC.

Second tsunami warning was also issued in Japan and a Nuclear Emergency has also been raised although there is no Nuclear leak reported, just as a cautious move.

Google is also trying to help by posting tsunami issues on the homepage and they have launched a version of its People Finder service to help aid catalog people that are caught in the earthquake.

Remember that time when West Malaysia was suddenly swarmed with fishes, then not long after later a tsunami hits Aceh? That earthquake was 9.0 on the Richter scale.

Tsunami Alert have been raised for  Japan, Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, New Zealand, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and the United States.

Brunei is fortunately shielded by Philippines but please please please becareful tonight, anything can happen.

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