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6:07 am
Fri March 11, 2011

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake, Major Tsunami Hit Japan

Central Texans are waking up Friday morning to the news about Japan’s major earthquake and tsunami.  The entire U.S. West Coast is under a tsunami warningHawaii has ordered evacuations of coastal areas.  As of 6 a.m. Austin Bergstrom International Airport’s website was not showing any flight cancelations to the West Coast. From the Associated Press:

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.  

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