The people of Japan definitely need our thoughts and prayers.
At 2:46pm local time, the northeast coast of Japan was struck by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, about 90 miles offshore. The earthquake resulted in a tsunami causing waves of more than 12 feet to come roaring inland.
A second major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude was reported as aftershocks shook the region. Several buildings in Japan are reported to be on fire and all transportation systems, including airports, have been closed in Tokyo.
Singer/songwriter Marie Digby is currently in Japan and has been tweeting about the devastating disaster.
Around 8pm PST, she tweeted: woaaaa!! big earthquake in tokyo!!! still moving here… starting to hear sirens outside… :/ we are fine here though….
my building is still shaking and swaying…..!! tsunami warnings along the shore line ….
Around 11:30pm PST she tweeted: We are still shaking. We`ve been advised to remain in our building however. We are safe. praying for everyone in Japan. #prayforjapan
So far no causalities have been reported, but there have been several injuries.
We will continue to keep you updated on this story throughout the day.