Nownews.com received a lead from a Tokyo resident who said his parents are located in Tashirojima. According to him, the ground moved approximately 30cm downward, but his parents are fine. He believes the cats should be ok. Though there is no clear evidence to back up this source, it has given many cat lovers a glimpse of hope.
A photo that seems to be taken after tsunami regarding a neighboring island, Ajishima emerged on twitpic. According to the caption, it was taken around 15:43 local time on March 11.