8.9 Magnitude Earthquake (Japan)

(Friday, March 11’th, 2011

The magnitude 8.9 quake and 23-foot tsunami were followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.” (USA Today)

…the biggest earthquake to hit the country since officials began keeping records in the late 1800s…” (Chicago Tribune) 

A tsunami warning was extended to a number of Pacific, Southeast Asian and Latin American nations, including Japan, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Chile. In the Philippines, authorities ordered an evacuation of coastal communities.” (Chicago Tribune)

Waves are predicted to hit the western coast of the United States between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. ET Friday.” (USA Today)

Please be in prayer for those affected by this disaster.

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