In a continuing effort to keep our readers updated with the activities of the White House, MyBankTracker.com will be streaming President Obama’s press conference addressing the developments in Japan, as well as the rest of the world.
Early this morning an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan around 3:30 a.m. EST. The earthquake, which was the strongest ever recorded in Japan, already 200-300 have been reported as dead. Japan was also struck by a tsunami with waves reportedly reaching 30 feet. President Obama has already released a statement saying, “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan.”
Hawaii also felt effects of the severe weather when a Tsunami hit mid morning, some are predicting wave heights of 6 ft. above normal sea level. There are other parts of the nation that may be affected as well, including; the West Coast, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, all currently under Tsunami warning. Basically, any region along the Pacific Ocean should be cautious of the severe weather.
Obama was originally supposed to address the earthquakes and tsunami after effects at 11:15 a.m. EST, but this conference has now been pushed back to 12:30 p.m. EST. Below we have included a live stream of the event:
As businesses and hotels begin to evacuate the coast of Northern California, the first waves have already hit. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning which means families and individuals in low-lying areas must evacuate immediately to avoid flooding and other tsunami related dangers.