An 8.9 earthquake has slammed Japan triggering a 13 foot wall of water washing away cars with people inside and tearing buildings apart.
The quake’s epicenter is located under 100 miles off the coast of Honshu in Japan 240 miles northeast of Tokyo.
Injury reports are coming in, a tsunami watch is in effect.
Aftershocks have been felt.
The quake had to be upgraded 2 times from 8.7 to 8.8 finally to 8.9.
NHK radio in Japan is warning people to get to higher ground.
A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii.
Telephone lines have been reported to be down and trains ground to a halt in Tokyo.
Coast Guard official Yosuke Oi said:
“I’m afraid we’ll soon find out about damages, since the quake was so strong…”
Video from CNN showed dozens of cars washed away as a bridge collapsed.
Boats were washed away and crushed against each other.
Water from the tsunami is washing over farm land, obliterating everything in its path.
Experts on earthquake casualties from FOX News are estimating that there could possibly be hundreds to thousands dead.
An oil refinery is seen on fire with flames soaring 150 feet into the sky.