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Japan – A series of major earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan at around 2:46 pm JST on March 11. One of the earthquakes measured 8.9 in magnitude. Tsunami warnings, watches, and advisories are in effect in multiple locations.

The Hawaii Red Cross is supporting tsunami warning and potential evacuation efforts. Follow their latest messages on Twitter. More news will be posted as it is made available.

Earthquake List for Map of Asia Region

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (NOAA)

Hawaii State Civil Defense site for Evacuation centers statewide

Details on 8.9 quake from USGS:

Magnitude 8.9 Date-Time

• Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC

• Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at epicenter

• Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 38.322°N, 142.369°E Depth 24.4 km (15.2 miles) set by location program Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan373 km (231 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan Location

Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST=350, Nph=351, Dmin=416.3 km, Rmss=1.46 sec, Gp= 29°,M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=A Source


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