UK Daily Mail 
March 11, 2011
Hawaii was put on ‘red alert’ today as the enormous earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan was expected to cause tsunamis across the Pacific Ocean.
The 8.9 magnitude quake has devastated Japan after it struck off its north eastern coast this morning and sent 30ft high waves sweeping through the city.
Repercussions of the quake are expected to hit Hawaii today at around 3am local time as powerful tidal waves rip through the ocean.
Thousands of residents have been evacuated from low-lying coastal areas in Hawaii and Guam that could be obliterated by waves that are higher than them.