Just a short time ago, officials began evacuating thousands of people who live near a nuclear power plant.
Part of that plant caught on fire and the cooling system has failed.
As of right now, officials say there is no immediate danger of a radiation leak but the reactor core remains hot even after shutdown.
Japan was rocked by an 8.9 magnitude quake around 1 a.m. ET.
That triggered almost instant tsunamis that swept across many areas, destroying everything in its path.