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An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 in the region of Honshu Japan has generated a tsunami watch for the island of Kauai. News reports claim this to be the worst earthquake to hit Japan. We are currently in a tsunami watch. It is 1:37am, the tsunami is expected to hit at 3:07am. Kauai is expected to be the first Hawaiian island hit by the tsunami. The attached link provides information for those who are needing a place to stay while waiting out the tsunami watch.
It is quiet and dark outside. Many people have moved up to higher ground. Cellphones and phone land lines are down. Our only mode of communication right now is via the internet. We await the tides. I pray God's mercy on Kauai.