Massive 7.8 Earthquake Hitting Nara Prefecture in Japan was a False Alarm
The false alarm took most Japanese news sites either down or made them unusable as the nation looked for information about what happened. Most notably down was Japan's #1 site, Yahoo.co.jp. Staff at AkihabaraNews could not load the Yahoo.co.jp site and we found this graphic from a blogger who also could not reach Yahoo.co.jp.
Bloggers and tweeters have already begun lighting up the net wondering and speculating what exactly just happened and why the Japanese government system sent this warning. NHK reported that the Japanese government is now investigating the reason as to why their system sent this message when the quake ended up only being a 2.3 magnitude (see attached image).