Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
Need To Know News: Japan's massive earthquake; tsunamis around the world
March 11th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Need To Know News: Japan's massive earthquake; tsunamis around the world

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For March 11, 2011 – massive earthquake hits Japan – tsunamis arrive and more expected. What will economic impact be? All the details below:

• One of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history hit Japan overnight: "The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands."

• Tsunamis are expected as a result around the world, including in Hawaii: "Tsunami waves resulting from Japan's deadly earthquake rolled onto the Hawaiian Islands about every 15 minutes Friday morning, bringing waves of nearly 7 feet to a harbor in Maui, authorities said."

• Other areas that may be affected by tsunamis: "The wide-ranging list includes Russia and Central American countries like Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica and the U.S. state of Hawaii. The weather service's bulletin said it was intended "as advice to government agencies."

• The quake has affected transportation and more in Japan: "Currently, none of Tokyo's major train lines are running, and officials say that they won't run again until Saturday morning at the earliest. Some bullet train services are operating. Flights have been canceled and Narita airport (which serves most international flights to Tokyo) is closed. According to Mainichi Shinbun, Haneda airport, which is closer to Tokyo has reopened. All maritime ports are closed."

• Find the latest breaking news about Japan and the rest of the world on CNN's This Just In blog.

-–
» Follow Piers Morgan Tonight on Twitter

Post by:
Filed under: Need To Know News
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Anne Lu

    Dear Pierce,
    I normally watch your show at night, but I'm very disappointed to see you wasting so much time on Charlie Sheen, a subject that is so news unworthy. The attention the media is giving just give him so much encouragement to act out. And not only him, but young people will take from it that it pays to misbehave. I will gladly tune to another network if your attention is on encouraging bad behavior.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. BOBBY BONILLA

    IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY THAT THE EVENT IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE ONE MILLION FISH (3.5 MILLION LBS) WASHED UP DEAD ON THE BEACHES WAS SOMEHOW CONNECTED, EVEN JUST AS A WARNING, TO THE HORRIFIC EVENTS OF TODAY?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Myles Riner

    I just heard Piers ask: "what's behind the string of recent global disasters? Is it global warming, is it the moon?"
    Are you serious?? The quality of news reporting continues to take a dive.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jorge Barrientos V

    Como Pediatra, pregunto si se controlara la RADIACION en los pasajeros del vuelo American Airlan AA60 que llegara a Dallas Fort Worth a las 17.45, procedente de Narita sur de Tokio no debemos olvidar las ventajas del Yoduro de Potasio.

    March 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. wendy

    THE END IS NEAR !!!!!

    March 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. POLLY

    Piers Morgan, is not a credible journalist, He is a so called celebrity junkie, who lives on the backs of what these so called stars do,and say, and then sits pontificating to anyone who watches his third rate performance as if he know more than we do. You USA are giving him more fame than he deserves. We don't like him here in GB, he is a slime ball.

    March 13, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. mike farani

    Islam is the answer...............

    March 13, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 2012 what will happen

    You raise your consciousness by reconnecting to that higher aspect of yourself.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Cisco Modules

    Hello, i believe that i saw you visited my website so i got here to return the favor?.I am attempting to to find issues to improve my web site!I guess its adequate to use some of your ideas!!

    June 18, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Agence Webdesign - Paris

    Excellent Article! Excellent Blog!

    July 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Pregnancy Miracle Guide

    I believe this is among the such a lot vital information for me. And i'm satisfied studying your article. However want to remark on few basic things, The web site taste is great, the articles is really nice : D. Excellent process, cheers

    July 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Bester kostenloser Webhost!

    Somebody necessarily assist to make significantly posts I might state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and so far? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this actual publish amazing. Wonderful activity!

    August 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Concursos de diseño grafico online

    Amazing things here. I'm very satisfied to peer your post. Thank you a lot and I'm taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    September 7, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Increase your social presence easy & fast for FREE!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable task and our entire group will likely be thankful to you.

    September 19, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. beneficios de una radio en linea

    A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but usually folks don't speak about these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.