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Chile Earthquake : Tsunami warning Hawaii, 52 people dead
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 rocked in japan's southern islands. This earthquake has struck off the coast of japan causing geological experts to issue a tsunami warning. The earthquake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale, accord

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 rocked in japan's southern islands. This earthquake has struck off the coast of japan causing geological experts to issue a tsunami warning. The earthquake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to the USA Geological Survey.
 
Japan Meteorological Agency has give a warning that coastal regions can expect a large wave of up to two meters in height.
No any reports of serious damage from the earthquake,Japan's kyodo news agency said two people were hurt but there were no reports of any deaths. Japan is one of the most earthquake prone countries.
 
Hawaii was also under a tsunami advisory last night after a massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of chile. The earthquake is generating at least one 10-foot wave in the South american region.
 
The tsunami could spread as far as Australia with the weather bureau issuing a tsunami warning for following the earthquake in chile. All countries in the pacific have been issued a warning, including New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii and as far as Russia and Japan. Chile earthquake was 1000 time stronger then the quack which rocked Haiti lath month, virtually flattening the capital port-au-prince.
 
A tsunami warning is effect for Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Antarctica, Panama,Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Pitcairn, Mexico, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, Belau, Japan, Philippines, Chinese Taipei and many more countries.
 

The preliminary parameters of the earthquake:

Origin Time - 0634Z 27 FEB 2010
Coordinates - 36.1 South   72.6 West
Depth – 55 Km
Location – Near Coast of Central Chile
Magnitude – 8.8

 
 
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