Widespread destruction from Japan earthquake, tsunamis - CNN.com Huge earthquake hits - CNN says "7.1", while a radio station this AM said "8.9". Big trouble..... Japan relies very heavily on Mass Transit, which is OUT now. Cars, semi-rigs, even houses and boats carried a mile or more inland! This is a true SHTF situation for many there. We'll learn more "lessons of survival" from this event, I am sure. And then the tsunami is threatening other places too.