Based on all available data, a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter. An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave is 2:59 a.m. HST Friday, March 11.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center • Regarding whether or not the Japanese tsunami will hit the U.S. Short answer: Possibly Hawaii (there’s a tsunami watch), likely not California.
Raw video, from Reuters, of a tsunami wave sweeping across farmland in northeastern Japan. Absolutely terrifying.