Early this morning (local time at least) an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck about 303 miles northeast of Tokyo. A tsunami warning was issued and a tsunami of one yard height was reported in the area of Miyagi (though buildings were swaying in Tokyo as well). Evacuations have been ordered. Hopefully this will not be as terrible as the last earthquake-tsunami that Japan has still not yet recovered from. Of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese people at this sad occasion.
God bless Japan.
Long live the Emperor.