A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan today (Friday), sending people into the streets and fearing tsunamis.
Those fears were realized in some regions, with water flooding coastal towns, sweeping away everything in its path, forcing some to take refuge on the roofs of buidlings.
There were also tsunami warnings issued for Russia, many Asia countries and Pacific islands, including Hawaii, as well as Chile, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Colombia.
According to early reports, the quake shook buildings and sent cars off bridges into the waters below. The epicenter was 230 miles from Tokyo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It's believed to be the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan