Tsunami Warning Center in the U.S. (Tsunami Warning Center) issued a press release in which it said the danger of a tsunami on the west coast of the country, including the states of California, Washington and Oregon. Reported by the Associated Press. Americans urged to leave the coastal areas and to stay on high ground.
Earlier, a similar warning issued Pacific Centre of the National Weather Service of USA (US National Weather Service). It extended to the State of Hawaii, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and other countries. As the channel NBC, Hawaii registered a small earthquake.
According to the American meteorologists coast of Hawaii waves can reach is 11 March at 02:45 local time (15:45 GMT). At the same time or before the tsunami may go to Alaska. The inhabitants of the American West should expect a tsunami after about 07:00 (18:00 GMT). The expected time of occurrence of a tsunami in the U.S. cities are here.
Tsunami warning after earthquake in Japan published a dozen countries around the world. In Russia on tsunami warning residents of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. Southern Kuriles as a precaution evacuated 11,000 people. It is reported that the height of the surviving islands waves reached three meters.
The earthquake occurred the morning of 11 March, 130 kilometers off the coast of Japan's Miyagi prefecture. Its magnitude was 8.9. Following the tremors covered Japan tsunami, the height of which in some sections of the coast was more than ten meters.
In Japan, the victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami were, at last count, more than 30 people. Government of Japan announced the March 11 earthquake the most devastating in the history of the country.