My brother is the Captain of the APL Thailand, which was in the port of Oita, Japan when the quake hit. While it is well away from the epicenter, and I've heard that the ship and crew are safe, the whole area continues to be hit with aftershocks and unpredictable waves.
The scope of the destruction is incomprehensible. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan. I can't even watch the live footage of the Tsunami waves crashing on the shore. They keep broadcasting it like a Hollywood movie. Those buildings were the lives and families of real people being destroyed and killed.
I can't help but think they're hoping for a meltdown so they can boost ratings. I don't think they have a clue what the realities of that would be.