Prime Minister David Cameron has deemed the Japanese earthquake a "terrible reminder of the destructive power of nature".
Speaking in Brussels, he added: "Everyone should be thinking of the country and its people and I have asked immediately that our Government look at what we can do to help."
Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their condolences for Japan and the victims of the natural disaster which hit late on Thursday.
Paris Hilton tweeted: "The images on the news are breaking my heart. I am so worried for everyone in Japan. My thoughts are with you Japan. God bless you all."
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan revealed his horror at the unfolding events: "Desperate scenes on #cnn live from Japan. Can't remember ever watching such horrific natural disaster in real time like this."
This is reportedly the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years.
Estimated at 8.9 on the Richter scale, it has unleashed walls of water, triggering tsunamis.
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