Pacific Tsunami — News, Updates, and How to Help

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Those of us in the United States woke this morning to hear about a massive and devastating tsunami in Japan, the result of a powerful 8.9 earthquake off of the country’s northeast coast. At ASA our prayers are with the families of those who have been killed and hoping for the continued safety of the survivors.

Damage has also been reported in Hawaii and the West Coast of the US; mostly boats and docks hit by the surge. Boats that moved out to sea were unharmed. Beaches and piers are closed due to strong undertow and currents.

Here are some key places to get information about what’s going on:

I’ll be updating our Facebook and Twitter pages as there are new developments.

Youtube is compiling eyewitness footage that you can find here, and this video will give you an idea of the magnitude:

London newspaper the Guardian also has aerial footage of the surge that must be seen to be believed.

The Weather Channel is posting constant live updates.


Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you can visit the Red Cross and make a donation to their relief fund.

Please feel free to comment, discuss and share information.

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Bill Haimes
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Earthquake was off the Northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, not American Samoa. Samoa would have been subject to tsunami warning.

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You’re right, Bill. I read a report about the tsunami also hitting Samoa and got the facts mixed up…thanks for the correction!