In case you're one of those dumb Americans who's obsessed with Charlie Sheen and you get your news from Entertainment Tonight, you've probably heard about the 8.9 earthquake that hit Japan over night. Here's some of the early footage of the tsunami coming ashore and washing everything away.....
For those who don't know, the Richter scale is on a base10 logarithmic scale which means that a 5.0 earthquake isn't 20% stronger than a 4.0, it's 10 times stronger. 8.9 is the strongest earthquake ever measured in Japan.....EVER! And it's on the top 5 on Earth for all time since we started measuring them.
If you watch some of the video closely of the wave crashing through that town, you can make out people running and riding motorcycles down streets searching for a route to get ahead of the wave.....scary!
And as always, the US Navy stands ready and prepared to lend assistance how ever it can.