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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jimmy Kimmel has reportedly been evacuated from a small French Polynesian island after the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history struck that island nation.

The 8.9-magnitude quake prompted a tsunami advisory for much of the South Pacific, as well as Southern California. Fierce waves crashed into Northern California beaches and harbors just before 9 a.m. Friday.

“Suddenly, relaxing on an island in the South Pacific isn’t so relaxing anymore. Good thing I brought my aqua stilts,” Kimmel tweeted.

He later tweeted: “we are evacuating the island. dogspeed.”

No other details about where Kimmel was being taken were immediately available.

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Comments (4)
  1. Lenny says:

    Now I can relax. Jimmy Kimmel is safe.

    1. Jimmy says:

      You sure were concerned reading the article…

      1. Lenny says:

        only as concerned as I am for all the others that are suffering.

      2. pito says:

        Good one. A burn on Lenny!!

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