Jiji reporting that Miyagi Prefecture police say 200-300 bodies found in north-east Japan's Sendai city.
Water could reach 2 metres high when it hits parts of the northern Californian coast, and could force some evacuations, says California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jordan Scott.
First signs of tsunami appear on Hawaii beaches, according to local television.
Travis - the latest is that the first signs of a tsunami have begun to wash up on the shores of Hawaii and local TV is showing waves reaching the beaches.
Kyodo reports that 8,000 defense force troops have been dispatched for quake relief.
Bazzer - that's an interesting point and one that has been put forward before by scientists. Apparently (and of course we're no experts) previous so-called 'supermoons' have accompanied severe weather events, such as the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Next Saturday the moon will come within 221,567 miles of the earth, the closest since 1992. Again we stress that this is scientific theory, but we'll try and look into it.
Thanks for all your feedback on 'supermoons'. Interesting discussion.