[Related BB post: "Japan hit by catastrophic 8.9 magnitude quake, massive tsunami sweeps country"]
An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-meter (13-foot) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-meter (32-foot) tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. (photos: REUTERS/Kyodo)
People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011.
A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan reacts he he feels an earthquake as he attends a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo (REUTERS / Toru Hanai)
Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Woman wears hard hat and talks on phone after evacuating building in Tokyo's financial district, after earthquake off the coast of northern Japan. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung Hoon)
People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.