Update: Thousands living near Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant have been evacuted, as the quake shut down the nucelar power plant’s cooling system, but an immediate radiation leak is not feared.
Tsunami warning lifted for Guam, parts of Hawaii are still under an evacuation order. Residents in Oahu flocked to supermarkets to gather emergency supplies.
Original report: Japanese officials say more than thirty people have died in the magnitude 8.9 quake and 13-foot tsunami that hit the northeast part of the country today.
It’s the largest earthquake to ever hit the country.
The death toll is rising–click here for CNN’s coverage and to see video of both the quake and ensuing tsunami.
A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Pacific, including areas as far away as South America, the entire West Coast of the US, Canada and Alaska.