TOKYO â€“ A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japanâ€™s eastern coast Friday, killing at least 60 people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.
The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami and was followed by more than 20 aftershocks for hours, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0.
Police said at least 60 people were killed and 56 were missing. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of the disasterâ€¦â€Â
The Bible teaches that in the last days before the return of Jesus, there will be earthquakes in different places. These will increase like the pains in a woman who is in labor.