Thursday, March 10, 2011

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Japan/Tsunami Warning

In light of the recent earthquakes and natural disasters...

Today around 7:45pm HAST, Japan suffered an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, which triggered a tsunami in Japan and warnings throughout the entire Pacific basin. There has been so much destruction from the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan. The entire state of Hawaii is under a tsunami warning (as well as 20-ish other countries in the pacific basin), and the estimated time of arrival is less than three hours of the initial wave. We have no idea how severe this wave is going to be, and unlike last year (from the Chilean earthquake), since Japan is closer to Hawaii, there's a possibility that this will actually affect us. Please send out your prayers and condolences to Japan, who are way more affected by this earthquake/tsunami.