The northeastern cost of Japan was hit by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake Friday. The said earthquake triggered fire and unleashed a 13-foot tsunami that swept buildings, cars, boats, and lots of debris inland.
The video below (uploaded by ABC Action News about 41 minutes ago) shows boats and cars being swept away by a strong current of water.
Several injuries and the death of at least one person were reported in Tokyo, which is several kilometers away, where the buildings shook through the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and the massive aftershocks that followed.
Tsunami warnings are issued for Guam, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Micronesia and Hawaii.
Meanwhile, the Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has issued Alert Level 1 in Batanes , Cagayan, Isabela, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon and some parts of Visayas. Phivolcs says that tsunami generated by quake in Japan will take 4 hrs to reach the Philippines. Tsunami may hit the country between 5-7 PM.
Fortunately, though, Phivolcs announced that the Philippines will not experience earthquake related to today's earthquake in Japan.
Let's all pray for the safety of our brothers in Japan, as well as for the safety of our country. There's nothing more powerful than prayers that will help us in times of disaster such as this.