A powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the northeast of Japan causing a huge tsunami. Japan's Public broadcaster NHK showed live images of the tsunami. It showed cars, ships and even small buildings being dragged by 6m (20ft) high tsunami waves in Fukushima prefecture.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.8 at a depth of 15.1 miles and located the quake 130 kilometers east of Sendai, Honshu; 178 km east of Yamagata, Honshu; 178 km east-northeast of Fukushima, Honshu; or 373 km northeast of Tokyo.
Source: www.gmanews.tv, www.bbc.co.uk