Just heard that the second quake today/Friday has now been upgraded to 8.8 Magnitude which makes it a “Great Earthquake” ~ 1000X worse than the 7.8 it was thought to be (~3:30pm Japan/ 12:30pm US central). The warnings for the heightened Tsunami for Japan & Asian area (~9:54 GMT first wave) has been heightened and is expected be worse than the 8.5 quake in 1896 or 9.0 quake in 2004.
I remember thinking after the Hawai volcanic eruption early this week that it was strange that no earthquake had occurred in ring of fire area ……. now we know. Hawai will also be in warning area for Great Earthquake Tsunami.