Shortly after the Tohoku Megathrust Earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, something strange happened in Norway. People watched in astonishment and fear as tight wave action in the normally quiet fjords made them appear to boil. The water became roiled with 5 foot waves in the Auruland-Flam Fjord, and the condition waxed and waned for hours. The cause was a mystery until recently, but now a new study has shown that the wave action in Norway was linked to the Japanese earthquake.
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An earthquake measuring between 8.4 and 8.9 on the Richter Scale has struck at a shallow depth off the coast of northern Japan and tsunami warnings have been posted for Russia, the Marcus Islands, the Northern Marianas and coastal Japan. Guam, Taiwan, New Guinea, Indonesia, the Phillippines and Hawaii are also under tsunami warnings. It is becoming clear that the tsunami has caused an enormous disaster in Japan. So far, there are reports of injuries but no casualty reports. The tsunami has penetrated the Japanese countryside to a distance of many miles in populated areas. Fires are being reported in many areas, including Tokyo. Tsunami waves are expected to hit the US west coast beginning at around 7:30 Sunday more