Friday, March 11, 2011

Hawaii On high alert after 8.9 earthquake on Japan

All UK flights to Tokyo cancelled and Hawaii on high alert for ten-metre high tsunami after massive 8.9 quake strikes Japan

All flights to Tokyo from the UK have been cancelled this morning after one of the world's worst earthquakes in recent years struck off the coast of Japan earlier today. 
Measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake sent ten-metre waves surging inland and sparked fires in Tokyo.

Japan's meteorological agency said the tsunami struck Sendai, which has a population of about one million. Thousands of people were fleeing for their lives as killer waves swept through cities and residential areas.

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