This is being called the 6th most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
I’ve never felt such utter horror at anything I’ve ever seen before: live video from an airplane as the tsunami wave carries hundreds of cars and buildings away. I feel literally sick.
The human toll from this is likely to be in the hundreds of thousands by the time the wave passes over countless inhabited Pacific islands, that are lower than the height of the wave.
If you want to watch (and viewer discretion is most definitely advise, especially you young children, BBC is carrying live news.
They are saying now that electricity is lost to pumps that cool a nuclear reactor near Tokyo. Dear lord.