Tsunami Hits Hawaii; Wash., Ore., Calif. Evac Warnings

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, shutting down major systems, killing at least 40, and causing a tsunami. Nuclear plants were shut down on an emergency basis after the cooling system at one plant failed. Tsunami warnings were issued through much of the Pacific, including Hawaii and parts of the U.S. West Coast and South America. Potential impact of tsunami on Hawaii within minutes of 8 am EST as hotels evacuate vertically.

 

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (NOAA)

Japanese Quake Person Finder

MAJOR STORIES:

"Tsunami Fades in Asia as Hawaii, U.S. West Coast Remain on Alert" (Bloomberg)

"Japan Shuts Four Nuclear Plants Closest To Quake: U.N. Atomic Watchdog"

"Hawaii Tsunami: Hotels Implement 'Vertical Evacuation'" (Huffington Post)

SEE ALSO:

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (NOAA)

Japanese Quake Person Finder

VIDEO OF TSUNAMI Inundating Kamaishi

Source: Wires, 03/11/2011