The largest quake in Japan’s history has hit. A tsunami has rushed in….

Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

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**Hawaii** is now on tsunami alert and being advised to evacuate to higher ground. Officials said if a tsunami may hit Hawaii, it would hit around 5am Eastern Time on 3/11/11.

UPDATE 1:12 a.m.:
**New countries and states** have been added to the tsunami watch and warning list. Developing…

UPDATE 1:21 a.m.:
**Entire West Coast of America** on Tsunami warning.