Earthquake, tsunami hit Japan(遺体写真あり、注意！！）
MIRACLE: Hiromitsu Shinkawa is rescued after being dragged 15km out to sea by the tsunami.
Tsunami warning issued for Hawaii and Pacific Ocean; tsunami watch issued for West Coast
As reported on CNN, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday, triggering tsunamis and sending a massive body of water filled with debris that included boats and houses inching toward highways.
This just in from the National Weather service:
Family finds body of daughter in earthquake debris
Rich Shulman writes:The search for survivors is just beginning. Slideshow.
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Eiji Kanno (L) and his wife Matsuko (white coat) are grief-stricken as it is officially confirmed that their 18-year-old daughter Mizuki is dead inside the tsunami-destroyed car in Yamamoto, south of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.
The American Red Cross Disaster Operations Center holds an afternoon briefing on tsunami response efforts on the West coast, Hawaii, and Guam.
Photo Credit: Ryan Kaltenbaugh/American Red Cross
Civil Aviation College students use a rubber raft to move around yesterday after their dormitory was submerged following the tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan. Picture: AP Source: AP
People evacuate by boat down a road flooded by tsunami waves in the Japanese city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on Saturday, a day after a massive quake and tsunami hit the region. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images
Residents walk past cars upturned by the tsunami east of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant Sunday, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with more than 10,000 thousand feared dead in one province alone. (AFP/Mike Clarke)
ALTERNATE CROP – Residents evacuated from areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear facilities damaged in Friday’s massive earthquake react during a check for radiation contamination, Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (Wally Santana / AP)
Elderly people sleep on the floor at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan.Reuters
A man reacts as he finds his wife, left, and child alive at a Red Cross hospital after they were separated by the earthquake and tsunami, in Ishinomaki, northern Japan. Reuters
Tsunami survivors evacuate from tsunami-torn town in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, March 12.AP
A woman is rescued from a flooded area in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011.Reuters
An elderly woman is given first aid at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki.Reuters
A child who evacuated from the vicinity of Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is pictured in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan.Reuters
An injured child sleeps at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki.Reuters
An injured girl is brought to a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki.Reuters
A man cries outside an evacuation centre after learning that a friend perished after an earthquake and tsunami struck Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture.Reuters
A staff member (right) of a nursing home takes care of elderly people at a shelter in Tamura after they were evacuated from the area near nuclear plants in Fukushima prefecture, March 13, 2011. Japan desperately tried to bring an overheating and aged nuclear reactor under control in the days after the quake, as efforts to cool the core — and prevent a full meltdown — proceeded at a furious pace.
Firefighters and others watch smoke from burning buildings in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 after Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.
Residents walk through debris in Sendai, northern Japan Saturday, March 12, 2011 after Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.
Eerie: Cars drive along one of the few passable roads in the devastated Minamisanriku where 10,000 people are feared dead
People carry the body of a victim through debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi, northern Japan
Squatting amid the ruins: A woman cooks for her family in front of their devastated house in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (left) while an older survivor swaddles herself in blankets and gloves at makeshift shelter at Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture
Swept away: A house drifts in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after being hit by the tsunami (left) while people are forced to wash their clothes by a river at Otsuchi, northeastern Japan
Match stick city: Heavy machines crawl through the rubble in Rikuzentakata (left) while a rescue crew surveys the damage in Ofunato, northeastern Japan
Conditions worsen in Japan days after the 8.9 earthquake. Rolling blackouts are likely, the economy is suffering, and several nuclear reactors are still in danger of melting down. (55 total photos)
OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) – Search and rescue team members listen as the local police divide the city into search grids, here. This fishing town was devastated by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that triggered a destructive tsunami that ravaged Japan’s eastern seaboard. Teams from the United States, United Kingdom and China arrived here to assist in searching for missing residents. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley/Released)
OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) – A member of the Fairfax County Va. Urban Search and Rescue team meets with the Mayor of Ofunato prior to beginning search-and-rescue operations here. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that ripped through this coastal city. Teams from the United States, United Kingdom and China arrived here to assist in searching for missing residents. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley/Released)
OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) – Airmen from the Misawa based 35th Fighter Wing (35th FW) assist search and rescue team members in unloading supplies here. 35th FW service members provided logistical and transportation support to U.S. and United Kingdom-based search-and-rescue teams. Teams from the United States, United Kingdom and China arrived at the tsunami-ravaged city to assist in searching for missing residents. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered this destructive tsunami that impacted Japan’s eastern coastline. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley/ Released)
7 of 55 A woman yells to urge people to head for higher ground following tsunami warning siren in Yamada, Iwate, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
15 of 55 Rescuers searches for the victims of Friday’s tsunami at Noda village, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit the country’s east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
NORTHERN JAPAN (Mar. 15, 2011) – Chief Naval Air Crewman Steven Sinclair, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, currently embarked on board the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hugs a Japanese citizen after tsunami relief efforts at a coastal Japanese city affected by the tsunami caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Strike Group are conducting Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and resupply missions throughout northern Japan’s affected areas. Ronald Reagan is off the coastline of Japan to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released)
OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) – A mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that ripped through this coastal city. Teams from the United States, United Kingdom and China arrived here to assist in searching for missing residents. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley/Released)
Pictures released by NASA shows the Japanese city of Ishinomaki (left) after the tsunami and in 2008 (right). Water is dark blue, plant-covered land is red, exposed earth is tan, and the city is silver.
A ship is seen perched on top of a house in the tsunami devastated remains of Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture
Ghost town: A once thriving industrial town off the coast in notheast Japan that has now been decimated by the tsunami wave that washed over the region
Grim: The Japanese army search for bodies in Higashimatsushima City, in Miyagi, the state where up to 10,000 people may have died
Clean up: Police walk in file down a hillside today into a coastal town in northeast Japan that has been flattened by the tsunami wave