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The pictures and the videos basically say it all. At 2:46 PM Japan Time, an 8.9 Richter Scale earthquake shook through Japan, and in its aftermath, the tsunami affects are raging tragedy through Japan, and its thunderous waves have impacted Hawaii, and the West Coast of the US braces for the unknown.
The tsunami wave that struck Japan was 23 feet at some points.
The nuclear plants in Japan are being closely watched, with reports of fires on the premises. There are no reports of any leak issues, and they are being closely monitored. Cooling systems procedures are now being applied. There has also been reports of a dam breaking in Japan.
From Los Angeles, to Orange County, to San Francisco, Oregon, and Washington State, evacuations and advisories are being implemented. Some schools and beaches have been closed. The Coast is being closely watched, with the tsunami wave being expected after 11:00 ET.