Richter 8.9 quake off Japan reported this a.m. I’ve added a “stamp” link to the right on Real-time Earthquake reporting.
The image is the forecast for the Tsunami [energy] associated with the quake
The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck Friday off the coast of Japan “is going to be among the top 10 earthquakes recorded since we have had seismographs,” said seismologist Susan Hough of the US Geological Survey in Pasadena. “It’s bigger than any known historic earthquake in Japan, and bigger than expectations for that area.” (LA Times)
Updated 1504hrs 11/03/2011 for better graphic