Tsunami Warnings Expanded To Pacific Coasts Of Austrailia, South America; Death Toll Climbs
Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan’s northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google’s crisis response page to report missing persons.
All islands in Hawaii have now been hit; HAM radio operators report largest wave at 15 meters; rescue operations in Japan hampered by lack of communications, power. Watch Live Streaming Video Coverage of the tsunami warning from Honolulu, Hawaii after the jump.