According to NOAA: The Honshu tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.9 earthquake (38.322*N, 142.369*E ), at 05:46 UTC, 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan (according to the USGS). In approximately 25 minutes, the tsunami was first recorded at DART(R) buoy 21418. Forecast results shown below were created with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART(R) data.
A whirlpool caused by currents from a tsunami near the port of Oarai after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its north-eastern coast today. The disaster comes two days after online warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. the Telegraph
Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, after a massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan. Picture: REUTERS
Houses burn while surrounded by deep water from a tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, after a huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan. Picture: AP
Cars and debris are carried by the tsunami at Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture after Japan was struck by a huge earthquake. Picture: AP
Cars and other debris swept away by tsunami tidal waves are seen in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after a massive earthquake hit the area
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