Got home from class and work and finally heard the news. A massive earthquake hit northern Japan this afternoon, about 2:50 local time. Around 3:30 a tsunami hit the eastern coast. The tsunami was between 7 and 10 meters high at its worst.
According to NHK, which I've got on TV at the moment as I type this, over 90 people are confirmed dead, unknown numbers of people are still missing, and the area around one of the nuclear power plants has been evacuated due to the fear that coolant water may be leaking (they were unsure...
Scratch that, they just reported the finding of 200-300 bodies in Sendai.
This one's bad. I'm just praying that all of my friends and acquaintances are all safe.
When I hear about relief efforts, I'll post something about where to donate here on the blog.