8.9 Magnitude Eathquake Strikes Japan
Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan’s northeast coast. Unfortunately the country has a nuclear plant failure at its Fukushima power plant. While Japan is often the victim of earthquakes, this unprecedented event is sure to cause grave emergencies such as this. The nuclear plant's main cooling system has failed at this point; hopefully the backup systems are able to keep the nuclear core from getting to hot and causing disaster. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Philippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google’s crisis response page to report missing persons. We will keep you updated as new updates are released throughout the day.