Japan Earthquake... A heavy Earthquake reaching 8.8 Magnitude has struck the Northern Japan Region with the Epicentre Offshore from the Japanese City of Sendai. Initial readings in City areas Nearby the Epicentre were reported as 7.9 to 8.8 with violent sahking lasting some time. Structural damage has occurred, with reports of injuries and Loss of Life still to be confirmed. The North Japan Earthquake Struck Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at the epicenter, 373 Kilometres North East of Tokyo on the Japanese Island of Honshu, Tsunami Warning Sirens are sounding with the Very Real possibility of 6 Metre High Tidal Waves Following on from the High Magnitude Main Quake offshore. (Tsunami Has Impacted the City Area with Widespread damage as this article is Written - Further updates will Follow) The Japan Earthquake is the heaviest of recent activity which has seen 38 Quakes in the Region over the past week. View Further Information about this Earthquake in Northern Japan, and Other Hot Spots around the Globe, with Live Data Coming in as the Activity Happens.