A massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami.
It happened so, that I couldn't fall asleep until 3 AM on March 11. I went downstairs to warm a cup of milk. While drinking milk I decided to look on the news, and the first thing I saw on Google was a tsunami alert for Hawai. I looked it up on utube and twitter, and it looked pretty bad. Since that moment I could not sleep at all. I became concerned for Mrs. and Dr. Furukawa and e-mailed them. Dr. Furukawa wrote me right back, that they were on the 3-d floor in the hotel and there was no need for them to get evacuated.... They were supposed to fly back home
God help Japanese people to overcome this cruel, terrible devastation and irreplacable losses!