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Paramount -- insurance on our -- and you have very breaking news overnight this huge earthquake that hit Japan it's at eight point nine magnitude earthquake off from the quake that -- he's been triggered and there are warnings of Saddam he's in other parts of the world including the United States West Coast Hawaii Alaska California -- in Washington State are all under.
Tsunami warning -- look at the pictures of the tsunami -- Japan the first waves could be hitting the West Coast in just a couple of hours with the first -- expected.
And now Hawaii -- about an hour from now other Pacific islands including the Philippines threatened by Saddam -- we'll talk more about that is who worked -- way through the morning -- officials are warning citizens to get out.
Of coastal and low lying areas as for Japan itself see the devastation caused by the Saddam -- came ashore in these pictures.
Aftershocks also been a problem following the earthquake many of those were large earthquakes in their own right buildings being.
Being shaken as -- -- see here fires breaking out and -- homes cars buildings completely.
Be washed away by the tsunami and oil refinery also.
Are caught on fire near Tokyo that's been burning.
At a control one of several fires that we're seeing some of these pictures seen the cars -- -- washed away in the pictures right now in the street coming out of Japan.
As for the response the Japanese government issuing a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant they say there's been no radiation leaking from there however.
The plant's cooling systems were damaged after the earthquake so -- continue to watch for stories like that and the death told continues to rise there that the official.
-- count has gone over.
Certainly got over thirty yet it keeps going up there minute by minute now.
-- she brought highs on the phone with this from Tokyo she's joined -- a number of times today she's a resident of Tokyo who was an eyewitness.
To the earthquake there.
Have things calmed down and all -- what is the the coverage like him and what have you been able to -- -- from where you are.
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More recently experienced in the -- it.
That they're going to prevent them to keep the candidate in the technical independent saying the man that a little bit mentally -- that might possibly be one canine running.
That you have defending people who who can't get -- collect all of the children as well because.
And the great it picked up at what they call.
A pickup economic plan with the children become important -- That because the plane without living -- don't expect them congestion on the -- and the parent can't beat -- killed about the children have to stay at school.
And president -- people -- and they can't get him.
But that's another part of it that you wouldn't even -- thought -- but because of the timing -- something to worry about look at these pictures that we're seeing right now cars.
Literally being driven away in the local news coverage coming out of Japan and that's one of the -- says it was hit.
And the shaking that you concede Meena thank you very much judge David piper is -- Fox News.
A reporter who covers the Asian region and he's with us now from Bangkok we talk about the rest of the region of essentially David being under tsunami warning right right now.
Tried and the Philippines the nation particularly -- -- had.
Warnings have been issued to people there to get away from the coastlines.
Here in Thailand it doesn't seem to.
We'll be affected.
Also Taiwan compact issued a tsunami -- -- but certainly -- -- Missed it they being quite lucky the real concern at the moment -- Pacific islands.
This boat -- lying there so it -- tsunami strikes they could actually be -- -- the -- social is a major concern.
Those pictures are absolutely amazing right now overseeing the Japanese -- some of which we haven't seen before in the -- devastation.
In the wake of the tsunami with -- houses being taken up -- it.
Buses just driven away from where they work.
Apply that tsunami David thank you for your reporting let's go now to some market reaction to all this stocks have been lower around the world this morning but I also want to check in.
On the price of oil here for a moment because remember today this Friday was advertised to DD quote unquote day of rage.
And Saudi Arabia the oil price is under 100 dollars.
-- barrel this morning haven't seen reports of anything devastating coming out of Saudi Arabia there was a wire report that crossed a few minutes ago that there were.
200 or so protesters in the streets of a Saudi Arabian city of half -- from this is according to Reuters.
The this is a major urban setter in the eastern part of the country and it's close to the largest oil field in Saudi Arabia.
And it's been the subject of scattered protests even before today just over the past couple of weeks by Shiite.
Members of the Shiite minority in that area so again that's the really the first wire report we've seen of any protests taking place.
In Saudi Arabia as for the price of oil -- below 100 dollars a barrel this morning.
Again further concerns about economic growth and be devastating natural.
Disaster in Japan only adding to that -- let's get back to Imus in the morning Frank Luntz is coming up later this hour right here on Fox Business.
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