Friday, March 11, 2011

The News From Japan

In the last 24 hours, there has been a major earthquake in Japan. The shockwaves have sent tsunami warnings across the North Pacific Ocean, as far east as Hawaii, which was on high alert during the night. In this clip from an English-language newscast of NHK World (via NBC News), the effects of the quake and the tsunami are graphically portrayed. Halfway through the clip, the viewer can see the waves move quickly across the countryside, as much as ten kilometers (about seven miles) inland.

In the Philippines, the effects of the tsunami are expected to hit the easternmost provinces throughout the nation. Metro Manila itself is on the west side of southern Luzon, tucked in along the Bay, and should not be seriously affected.

Stay tuned ...

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