142 confirmed dead in the quake
One-hundred-and-forty-two people are confirmed dead and more than 500 are missing across several prefectures hit by Friday’s earthquake.
The scope of the devastation is not clear. Police say 200 to 300 unidentified bodies have been found in Miyagi Prefecture. They say victims may have been hit by a tsunami.
At least 57 people are dead in Iwate Prefecture. Police there say many people are missing in coastal areas.
Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and more than 370 are missing in Fukushima Prefecture.
More than 10 people are reported to have died in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures.
Japan’s Self Defense Forces say fire is spreading across wide areas of Miyagi Prefecture, engulfing houses and apartment blocks.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 02:00 +0900 (JST)
I'm not sure when or if any of these will switch over to regular programming but if you want to see the Japanese coverage you can use these links:
Most of Hawaii has been issued the all clear but it's doubtful that it will be a normal day in the 50th State plus they haven't assessed the damage (if any) yet. The West Coast is still in warning mode.
The aftershocks haven't stopped.
Meanwhile, people are anxious about the state of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.