Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
Over night a major earthquake caused massive damage to the island nation of Japan and has caused a tsunami which is moving across the Pacific Ocean. As with any event of this nature, the initial damage and death reports are meaningless. Since starting to type this post, CNBC has updated the "official" death toll twice. Sadly, we can expect that to happen many more times throughout the next several days.
Please keep the people of Japan and all those in the path of the tsunami in your prayers. We are of course focusing on major population centers like Hawaii and the United States west coast. However, there are many small islands between Japan and the United States.