A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan about 10 hours ago. The epicenter was about 140 km off the coast of Sendai. Tsunami as high as 10 meters followed the quake and inundated large area. Due to the tsunami and earthquake, several places are on fire, including an oil refinery in Chiba prefecture. The damage is extensive and the aftershocks still continue. The death toll is 300+ at the moment and other 537 people are missing.
Phone lines have been down, but thanks to social networks, mainly Twitter, people have been able to get in touch with others as well as get help and receive useful advice.
I pray for everyone’s safety.