A Japan earthquake spawned a massive 13-foot tsunami in the Pacific Ocean that washed away buildings, entire parcels of islands, cars, ships, and left 60 reported dead at this time. A nuclear emergency was called and the US was put on notice.
Early today, a massive earthquake off Japan's northeast shore took place and produced an enormous tsunami that headed inland and across hundreds of miles of the Pacific.
The country is accustomed to tremors, but many agree that this is perhaps the most devastating, according toÂ news sources.
Because the huge earthquake in Japan struck so near to the coast, there was not much time for proper warnings.
As a result, skyscrapers shook violently, infrastructures were damaged, and massive tidal waves, much larger than some Pacific islands, swept away anything in its path. Sadly, 60 lives have been lost to the Japan earthquake at this point.
The United States and Hawaii are on high alert as the large tsunami is making its way across the Pacific.
Cell phone service is limited or totally out in most parts of the country. Follow along with this live blog for up to the minute news that is reported from the Japan earthquake and tsunami
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