Fri Mar 11th, 2011 at 04:02:13 PM EST
Earthquake/Tsunami news appears to be all that exists tonight.So to save overwhelming every other diary, here's your single stop for everything related.
Massive quake unleashes tsunami on Japan
A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday, unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
Many injuries were reported from Pacific coastal areas of the main Honshu island and the capital Tokyo, police said, while TV footage showed widespread flooding in the area. One person was confirmed dead.
A powerful 10-metre (33 feet) wall of water was reported in Sendai in northeastern Miyagi prefecture, media reported after a four-metre wave hit the coast earlier.
Helicopter footage showed massive inundation in northern coastal towns, where floods of black water sent shipping containers, cars and debris crashing through towns.
Mud waves were shown racing upstream along the Natori river in Sendai city, blanketing farm fields.
There are reports of up to 88,000 people missing, several hundred known dead, a boat swept away with 100 dockyard workers on board from a local harbour and one, possibly two passenger trains missing.
On top of that several nuclear power plants have been shut down, and at least one is in a fairly damaged state severe enough for the government to have called a nuclear emergency. A refinery is also extensively on fire.