On Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC (14:46 local time) a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history, occurred off the Oshika Peninsula, 130 kilometers east of Sendai, Honshu, Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported wave amplitudes of up 7.3 meters were recorded on the coast of Japan. Tsunami warnings were issued for more than 50 countries on the Pacific coast.

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BBC: Live - Japan
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Google Crisis Response: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
Person finder, maps, videos, links to news, warnings, disaster forums, train and blackout information. [Japanese/English]
The Guardian: Japan Earthquake
Live updates, news articles, photographs, videos, and interactive map of the tsunami warnings and progress across the Pacific.
IRC People Finder: Japan Earthquake
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WSJ: Live Blog: Japan Earthquake
Article, updates, video, and slideshow.
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CNN: Deaths, Tunamis Feared as Massive Quake Hits Japan
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