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Massive 8.9 Tsunami Hit Japan – Massive Reaction on Twitter

A massive Tsunami 8.9 Hit near Tokyo. earthquake struck the coast of Japan causing massive damages and fires . The tsunami serve 10 meters high waves on the banks of Tokyo. It was the seventh most powerful earthquake in recorded history.

The details of Tsunami @ Japan

Tsunami Magnitude – 8.8
Date – Friday March 11, 2011 @ 05:46:23 UTC
Location -38.322 N, 142.369 E
Depth – 24.4 Km (15.2 miles) set by location program
Region – Near the East Cost of Honshu, Japan
Distances –

130 KM (80 Miles) East of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
178 KM (110 Miles) East of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
178 KM (110 Miles) North East of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
373 KM (231 Miles) North East of TOKYO, Japan

Location Uncertainity – Horizondal +/- 13.5 km, (8.4 miles); depth fixed by location program

Reactions on Twitter about Tsunami

Twitter reactions coming instant. The trending topics in twitter came to #prayforjapan, #tsunami, Tokyo Disneyland, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima, NHK World . Less than an hour after the quake, with the country’s phone system knocked out, the number of tweets coming from Tokyo were topping 1,200 per minute, according to Tweet-o-Meter.

Many people shared the live Al-Jazeera feed, and a live feed from aJapanese station on Ustream.

Twitter users shared the tsunami’s estimated times of arrival on U.S. shores — before an official government tsunami warning went into effect.

The wave was expected to hit Hawaii first, at roughly 3am local time.

Google’s official feed posted a link to the Japanese version of its People Finder. Google.com Home page issued Tsunami warning for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others.


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