Update 12:30 Japan time:
Yuko's extended family that lives in up in Tokyo seem to be ok. It's hard on them but they are ok. Our friends who live in the area also ok. One of them saw the big oil fire in Chiba in person. Again... we're all ok but worried about everyone else.
Live NHK from Japan:
Yuko, Mia and I are ok. Nothing broken in our house. I was at work at the time. In Nishinomiya Yuko didn't feel it and Mia slept through it. I was at work on the 3rd floor of a old school building. I had a class of 6 university students at the time. The quake lasted for a very long time. It felt we were on a boat. No rough shocks, just a gentle undulation. Like we were on a boat. It left people queasy but no one was hurt. All of our junior and high school students were sent home. Fortunately, there weren't many students there at the time in the first place.
Once more... we are ok, but there's really no telling how bad things are up north. I'm very worried about everyone up there and hope they are safe.
You can watch NHK via Ustream in Japanese here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/foxtokimekitonight
There's also the NHK World app for iPhones / iPod Touch that has the current NHK feed with an English live translator.
Google person finder: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en
Just in via Twitter NHK as I type this 19:54 JST:
In the disaster area Bic Camera is offering cell phone charging for free and all Suntory vending machines are now free.
Narita is not accepting flights.
The trains are not running in the effected areas.
The nuclear power plants are all safe now. No leakage.