Gerry Canavan

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8.9

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When I went to bed last night the Japanese earthquake was still 7.9; it’s since been upgraded to 8.8 or 8.9, which has devastated the country and left much of the Pacific world at risk of tsunami, as far away as Los Angeles and San Francisco. (I’m seeing reports on Twitter as I write this of 7-foot waves being sighted in Hawaii.) Scientific American has a running list of effects and major developments, but keep your eye on Twitter too.

UPDATE: The Atlantic’s In Focus blog has some stunning photos. There’s more at the New York Times.

UPDATE: It sounds as if the Red Cross is the best location for donations, if you’re interested in that. They don’t seem to have a dedicated stream for Japan up yet.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

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