In the wake of this tragedy, an Indonesian volcano erupted.
One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, Mount Karangetang, erupted Friday, sending lava and searing gas clouds down its slopes. The 1784-meter mountain is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It last erupted in August, killing four people. The eruption occurred hours after a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan and triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami.Over in East Java, Mount Bromo is now erupting.
And two volcanoes in eastern Russia are erupting.
Two volcanoes in Eastern Russia , Kamchatka and one other in Indonesia, have erupted around the same time as the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake on Friday.And Japan has problems with some of their nuclear reactors.
March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it lost control of pressure building at three reactors at one of its nuclear power plants, and radiation levels are rising at another after a powerful earthquake shut down the plants’ cooling systems.