BREAKING News: Japan has been hit with an 8.9 earthquake, tsunami. Many people have been killed and are missing. This quake is the same size as the Chile earthquake. Earlier Friday, wave surges hit the islands of Hawaii with one report of a 12-foot wave with a 100-foot surge on the Kona coast of the Big Island, Fryer said. He added that if coastal areas had not been evacuated people would have been killed by the tsunami.Several countries are feeling the ripple effect.