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TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, RUSSIA AND OTHER REGIONS

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Tsunamis strike Japan after enormous earthquakes

2011-03-11 13:41:19 GMT+7 (ICT)

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A series of enormous earthquakes struck off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, generating large tsunamis that devastated coastlines. warnings for multiple countries.

The 8.8-magnitude earthquake at 2.46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) was centered about 179 kilometers (111 miles) east of Sendai in Japan. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) immediately issued a tsunami warning, saying a tsunami as high as 10 meters could strike coastlines. Several major aftershocks also struck, although its magnitudes were not immediately clear.

Japanese television showed large tsunamis strikes the port of Kamaishi in northeastern Japan, submerging roads and swallowing up scores of cars. NHK showed footage of fires in Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the earthquake epicenter. It said several buildings had collapsed in northeastern Japan and there were reports of casualties.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also issued a tsunami warning for Russia, the Marcus Islands and Northern Marianas. Tsunami watches were issued for Guam, Wake island, Taiwan, Yap, Phillippines, Marshall Islands, Belau, Midway Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru and the U.S. State of Hawaii.

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TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, RUSSIA AND OTHER REGIONS

2011-03-11 12:59:08 GMT+7 (ICT)

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues tsunami warning for Japan, Russia, Marcus Islands and Northern Marianas.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2011-03-11

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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 0555Z 11 MAR 2011

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC

OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...

WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

GUAM / WAKE IS. / TAIWAN / YAP / PHILIPPINES / MARSHALL IS. /

BELAU / MIDWAY IS. / POHNPEI / CHUUK / KOSRAE / INDONESIA /

PAPUA NEW GUINEA / NAURU / HAWAII

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR

INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY

NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE

DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND

ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

REPORTED BY THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY.

ORIGIN TIME - 0546Z 11 MAR 2011

COORDINATES - 38.0 NORTH 142.9 EAST

DEPTH - 10 KM

LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN

MAGNITUDE - 7.9

EVALUATION

IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WARNING IS

BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS

SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN

STRIKE COASTLINES NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES AND MORE

DISTANT COASTLINES WITHIN HOURS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE

APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER

WILL MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA FROM GAUGES NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE TO

DETERMINE IF A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND ESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF

THE THREAT.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS

WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL

ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE

LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN

SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME

-------------------------------- ------------ ------------

JAPAN KATSUURA 35.1N 140.3E 0635Z 11 MAR

KUSHIRO 42.9N 144.3E 0642Z 11 MAR

HACHINOHE 40.5N 141.5E 0700Z 11 MAR

SHIMIZU 32.8N 133.0E 0756Z 11 MAR

OKINAWA 26.2N 127.8E 0912Z 11 MAR

RUSSIA URUP_IS 46.1N 150.5E 0714Z 11 MAR

SEVERO_KURILSK 50.8N 156.1E 0834Z 11 MAR

PETROPAVLOVSK_K 53.2N 159.6E 0836Z 11 MAR

UST_KAMCHATSK 56.1N 162.6E 0840Z 11 MAR

MEDNNY_IS 54.7N 167.4E 0903Z 11 MAR

MARCUS IS. MARCUS_IS. 24.3N 154.0E 0757Z 11 MAR

N. MARIANAS SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0853Z 11 MAR

GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0909Z 11 MAR

WAKE IS. WAKE_IS. 19.3N 166.6E 0925Z 11 MAR

TAIWAN HUALIEN 24.0N 121.7E 0932Z 11 MAR

HUALIEN 24.0N 121.6E 0933Z 11 MAR

TAITUNG 22.7N 121.2E 0936Z 11 MAR

CHILUNG 25.2N 121.8E 1004Z 11 MAR

YAP YAP_IS. 9.5N 138.1E 0944Z 11 MAR

PHILIPPINES PALANAN 17.1N 122.6E 0955Z 11 MAR

LEGASPI 13.2N 123.8E 1026Z 11 MAR

DAVAO 6.8N 125.7E 1053Z 11 MAR

MARSHALL IS. ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 1013Z 11 MAR

KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 1044Z 11 MAR

MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 1124Z 11 MAR

BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 1025Z 11 MAR

MIDWAY IS. MIDWAY_IS. 28.2N 182.6E 1026Z 11 MAR

POHNPEI POHNPEI_IS. 7.0N 158.2E 1027Z 11 MAR

CHUUK CHUUK_IS. 7.4N 151.8E 1034Z 11 MAR

KOSRAE KOSRAE_IS. 5.5N 163.0E 1043Z 11 MAR

INDONESIA GEME 4.6N 126.8E 1049Z 11 MAR

BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 1058Z 11 MAR

WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 1110Z 11 MAR

MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 1118Z 11 MAR

PATANI 0.4N 128.8E 1124Z 11 MAR

JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 1135Z 11 MAR

SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 1135Z 11 MAR

PAPUA NEW GUINE MANUS_IS. 2.0S 147.5E 1124Z 11 MAR

KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 1124Z 11 MAR

VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 1134Z 11 MAR

WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 1146Z 11 MAR

RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 1154Z 11 MAR

NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1149Z 11 MAR

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL

FURTHER NOTICE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES

FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH

CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE

MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS

FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON

Sorry it's all in capitals - that's how it comes (Telex circuits).

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Another strong earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo - witnesses; Tokyo's Narita airport closed - Kyodo / @Reuters

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8.8!

dam_n that's a huge earthquake.

I've been hearing that there are minor earthquake swarms occurring around the world an they are supposed to peak next week. It also predicted that one of the first ones would be in Japan.

I can't believe they were correct.

Prepare for possibly one hell of a week.

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Phone lines in Tokyo Dead #earthquake #tsunami #alert /RT @Dany_k: RT @jagora:

Several buried in landslide in northern Japan after quake - NHK /RT @REUTERSFLASH:

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