I must briefly interrupt my obsessive, 24 hour coverage of the James Arthur Ray trial to announce that Japan has been hit by a tidal wave. A massive 8.9 quake has managed to rock what is probably the most earthquake prepared country in the world. Above is footage of the resulting tidal wave in action, sweeping debris, a boat, and FIRE, into Miyagi Prefecture.
"Just watching this wave hit and cars and buildings and houses being spent away, I think we're going to see a significant number of casualties," Alt said. So far the number of casualties is not known.
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The temblor was the most powerful on record in earthquake-prone Japan, government officials said. In Tokyo, traffic, trains and power shut down and air traffic halted, created an eerie scene on the streets of one of the world's largest cities as people stood outside and wondered what to do.
"This is a city of 13 million people that's paralyzed," said Kyung Lah, CNN Tokyo correspondent. "It's going to be a big long challenge for us tonight in Tokyo."
A reminder: The sun has entered its coronal maximum cycle. The impact to the earth's magnetosphere is severe and earthquakes and volcanic activity appear to be ramping up. Please, please, please, if you are in an earthquake prone area -- I'm talking to you, my beloveds in California -- watch your animals and listen to your instincts.