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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Live coverage as an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits the northern coast of Japan, leading to widespread tsunami warnings
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 Tsunami in Japan 2011  
Fishing boats swept inland in Oarai City, Ibaragi Prefecture
Developments after major Japan earthquake
- Some 3,000 residents near Fukushima plant, evacuated from area
- Countries covered by the warnings include Russia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru
- Tsunami warnings issued for the entire Pacific basin, except the mainland United States and Canada
- Tsunami warnings lifted for Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines
 Alerts lifted for Australia, New Zealand and Guam
Houses lie flattened after the earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture

Tsunami reached: American Samoa Pago Pago
Fiji Lautoka
USA State of California, Humbolt [North split
USA State of Oregon, Charleston
 GMT :Estimated Arrival Time
Mazaltan,Mexico 1904
Acapulco,Mexico 2005
Sipicate,Guatemala 2156
Easter Island,Chile 2303
If there ever was a country equipped to deal with this scale of disaster, it is Japan", writes former British diplomat Tim Collard in The Daily Telegraph. 
Buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011
Obama says, in a call with Japan's prime minister, that he offered whatever U.S. help was needed. Obama also said he's monitoring the potential impact of the tsunami on the U.S. very closely. He urges U.S. citizens to obey any orders to evacuate because of the tsunami threat
Map of Japan showing nuclear facilities and radius of evacuation around one plant where a state of emergency was declared following Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake

Follow this user on Twitter!/Machahir123  Japan's trade minister says a radiation leak could take place at the Fukushima nuclear plant: report

Google Person Finder available after earthquake in Japan to help you get information about loved ones. 
Hawaii escapes tsunami damage while people flee their homes in parts of northern California as the earthquake-triggered tsunami begins to hit the West Coast
A view of the flooded Sendai Airport and coast after the tsunami.  
:The impact on U.S. companies
- American Airlines canceled all of its Japan operations for Friday
- Goldman Sachs Group Inc said it had no reported injuries to its people and no impact to its building
- The earthquake threatens to crimp U.S.-bound exports of Japanese vehicles and parts in coming months
- Toyota Motor Corp has stopped production at two assembly plants and a parts factory in northern Japan
- Procter & Gamble Co temporarily suspended operations at one plant in Japan as a safety measure
 Update: Little damage from tsunami in Hawaii and along West Coast, HI Gov says 'count your blessings
FLASH: Strong earthquake in northern Japan has preliminary magnitude of 6.6: report
Flash : Tsunami risk to U.S. will hopefully be over in the next two to five hours says a senior official from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
With public transit suspended, the Tokyo International Forum building has been converted into a temporary shelter for stranded commuters
President Barack Obama offers Japan whatever help is needed as the country copes with its worst earthquake in history. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Latest earthquake in Northern Japan has preliminary magnitude of 5.3: NHK-
Japan says radiation levels surges outside nuclearplant, expands area subject to evacuation - AP-
Radiation levels in Fukushima Daiichi plant central control unit is 1,000 times normal, Kyodo says-
On CNN: first pictures in daylight: you can't see whether they show land or the sea everything is flooded
Ecuador issues tsunami alert; residents evacuated from coastal towns; No flights to and from Galapagos Island
Power company TEPCO says it has lost the ability to control reactor pressure at Fukushima No. 1 and No.2 reactors. A spokesman said pressure is stable inside the reactors but is rising in the containment vessels. He said it is not known if there will be a need to release pressure at the plant
at this point. That would involve a release of radiation
Houses swept by a tsunami are seen on Saturday morning in Japan
U.S. sending rescue teams with search dogs to help in Japan quake aftermath
Burned-out cars are pictured at Hitachi Harbour in Ibaraki Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011
Communications director at the World Nuclear Association, Ian Hore-Lacy, says he believes the blast at the power plant was due to hydrogen igniting, and that it may not necessarily have caused radiation leakage, and adds that if the hydrogen has ignited, then it is gone, and doesn't pose any further threat
Fire boats battle a blaze at the Cosmo Oil facility in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo March 12, 2011
 Breaking News :
 Evacuation radius at Fukushima nuclear plant has been increased to 20 km: Japan govt
Toyota is suspending operations at all twelve of its Japanese factories in order to confirm employee safety
Japan's Self Defence Forces: Troops find up to 400 bodies in Rikuzentakata, which was virtually wiped out by tsunami - broadcaster NHK/AFP
Official: Blast at Fukushima nuclear plant caused by "water vapor that was part of the cooling process."
Damaged ships are seen in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011
BBC says Prime Minister Naoto Kan urges people to take "responsible actions", and listen to the media
Breaking news: Edano says Japan will allow Fukushima plant owner Tepco to fill the reactor with sea water to cool
it down, and that there was an explosion at the plant, but not at the reactor container
He also says that data shows amount of radiation levels decreased after the explosion, and that the amount of radiation is staying at a low level.
Edano says no explosion at nuclear reactor container at Fukushima plant
Breaking NEWS : 12 : 30 GMT - Reuters reports that tsunami waves killed a 25-year-old man in California's Del Norte County after surges of 2.4 metres about 8 feet) on the coasts of California and Oregon
A man rides a bicycle through a debris-strewn street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011
Prime Minister Kan increases Self-defense forces involved in rescue effort from 20,000 to 50,000.
Breaking NEWS : 12 : 45 GMT The Japanese national weather forecaster says the wind around the Fukushima plant is blowing from south to north, putting residents on the north side of the facility at greater risk of any effects, although the government says radiation levels are remaining low.
Breaking News : 12 :55 GMT Kyodo reports that Nissan and Honda have joined Toyota in shutting Japanese factories. Two of Nissan's three factories have been damaged by the quake. Other firms to shut installations are Nippon Steel, Toyo Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Mitsubishi Electric and NEC are to check production lines to assess whether to resume production on Monday
Breaking NEWS : 12:58 GMT -  A number of people throughout the morning have mentioned talk of a meltdown on German televsion. We have heard no suggestion of one having taken place, however, the latest news is that there is a low level radiation leak
Breaking NEWS : 13:03 GMT A bit of a round up on what Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano said earlier, which also address some of the questions people are asking:

"The nuclear reactor is surrounded by a steel reactor container, which is then surrounded by a concrete building," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said. "The concrete building collapsed. We found out that the reactor container inside didn't explode. We've confirmed that the reactor container was not damaged. The explosion didn't occur inside the reactor container. As such there was no large amount of radiation leakage outside."
A ship is swept by waves after a tsunami and earthquake in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture March 12, 2011
Breaking NEWS : 13:13 GMT reported several minutes ago that the sea water WAS cooling the reactor down
People are evacuated from an emergency shelter at an elementary school in Sendai in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011
Breaking NEWS : 13:25 GMT The NHK is reporting that a strong quake has hit Fukushima in Northern Japan
Breaking NEWS : 13:27 GMT A Jiji report says three workers have suffered radiation exposure near Fukushima nuclear plant
Breaking NEWS : 13:30 GMT The 1315 GMT quake in Fukushima had a preliminary magnitude of 6, according to NHK
Breaking NEWS : 13:47 GMT More than 9,500 people unaccounted for in Minamisanriku, Japan, Kyodo News Agency reports
An elderly woman is assisted by rescue personnel in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011
Wintenss : 13:56 GMT People here in Tokyo don't know what to do. Should we believe a government that built all these nuclear reactors in an earthquake prone country? I've heard that embassy staff of some countries are already heading back to their countries. Probably government officials are also evacuating their family to safe areas while they tell us everything is OK.
Breaking NEWS : 14:19 GMT Around 10,000 people are unnaccounted for in Japanese port town of Minamisanriku - public broadcaster NHK
A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan's National Space Organisation (NSPO) shows Japan's Sendai area before the earthquake
Breaking NEWS : 15: 23 GMT - Nearly 5.1 million Japanese homes without power, according to Tokyo Electric Power Company
Breaking NEWS : 15: 26 GMT - Experts say Japan should not expect a repeat of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Breaking NEWS : 15: 31 GMT -Survivors of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami huddled in shelters and hoarded supplies as rescue workers searched a mangled coastline of submerged homes, cars and stranded boats
Breaking NEWS : 15: 34 GMT Japan nuclear agency says they've rated Fukushima incident at 4 on a scale of 1 to 7
Breaking NEWS : 15: 41 GMT Nuclear agency: Fukushima more serious than 3 Mile Island on INES scale, but less serious than Chernobyl
Breaking NEWS : 15: 59 GMT - Japan's nuclear agency offers a correcton: Fukushima incident less serious than 3 Mile Island on INES scale
This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post earthquake and tsunami damage at the Fukushima Dai Nai nuclear plant in Japan March 12, 2011. An explosion blew the roof off an unstable reactor north on Saturday, raising fears of a disastrous meltdown
A combination photograph of NASA Terra satellite view of northeastern Japan, acquired February 26, 2011 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows the Sendai region (top) before the earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, 2011. The bottom image acquired March 12, 2011, reveals extensive flooding in the Sendai region following the earthquake and tsunami.
Breaking NEWS : 16: 42 GMT -Tokyo shutting power off in random sections of the city every 3 hours. Less power needed, less work on generators
Breaking NEWS : 16: 54 GMT - U.S paralympic hockey team, gold medal winners in vancouver 2010, are stuck in japan right now. were playing hockey game when earthquake hit.

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