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AURORA WATCH: High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of geomagnetic activity during the next 48 hours, when a solar wind stream is expected to buffet Earth's magnetic field. A coronal mass ejection (movie) detected by NASA's STEREO probes on April 9th could also reach Earth and contribute to the display on April 11th.
tokyoreporter Fukushima, Chiba, Miyagi have tsunami warnings of 50 cm.
AkikoFujita Tsunami warning of 1 meter for Miyagi... 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck
DailyYomiuri BREAKING NEWS: Strong earthquake shaking Tokyo
justinmccurry That was a shaker: NHK now broadcasting tsunami evacuation info in several languages. 2 minutes ago via web
chicoharlan USGS quoting this one as a M 7.1 106 miles from Tokyo, 53 miles from Fukushima. half a minute ago via TweetDeck
W7VOA NHK announcer telling people to escape to higher ground. 1 minute ago via ÜberSocial
W7VOA Special emergency broadcast system tsunami warning being sounded now on NHK radio. 2 minutes ago via ÜberSocial
tokyotimes RT @TimeOutTokyo Radio now reporting that the tsunami is expected to hit at 5.50pm, so keep away from the coast in affected areas. 3 minutes ago via Twittelator
Magnitude Mw 7.1
Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2011-04-11 08:16:16.0 UTC
Location 37.07 N ; 140.53 E
Depth 40 km
Distances 31 km W Iwaki (pop 357,309 ; local time 17:16:16.9 2011-04-11)
11 km SE Ishikawa (pop 18,817 ; local time 17:16:16.9 2011-04-11)
martyn_williams Earthquake-triggered landslide covers care in Iwaki. No details on if anyone inside - NHK 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck
DailyYomiuri BREAKING NEWS: TEPCO says quake has cut external power supply to reactors Nos. 1 to 3 at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
DailyYomiuri TEPCO says external power restored to reactors at Fukushima nuclear power plant. half a minute ago via web
chicoharlan Power at Fukushima Daiichi recovered, and pumping of water at reactors 1-3 resumes. Roughly 50 min interruption. 3 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone
DailyYomiuri Tsunami alerts and warnings issued after quake have been lifted.
jtnatsuko quake warning again... less than a minute ago via web
tokyotimes RT @TimeOutTokyo Tsunami warnings have been lifted, thank goodness, but Tokyo is shaking again (6.07pm) 1 minute ago via Twittelator
martyn_williams We're feeling aftershocks roughly every 5 minutes from the 5:16pm quake - reminds me of this moment one month ago. 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck
martyn_williams 5:16pm quake was aftershock to 3/11 quake. Revised magnitude to 7.0 at 6kms depth - JMA 1 minute ago via TweetDeck
Originally posted by shadowland8
Anyway, what CME and how do you know it hit?
Didn't hear anything about a CME.
Anyway, here's a magnetic field simulation image:
www2.nict.go.jp... (just recent)