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.
We still don’t know the full scale of the damage, but considering what happened after the earthquake in Kobe, this will certainly lead the government to compile an emergency budget.Mizuho Research Institute Senior Economist Yasuo Yamamoto • Offering an early view of what the quake means for Japan’s economy and government. Short answer: It’s really bad.