Tsunami after the earthquake in Japan threatens a number of countries in the Pacific

The threat of a tsunami following the earthquake in JapanThe threat of a tsunami following the earthquake in Japan, announced to a number of countries in the Pacific Basin, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).
8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers.
PTWC earlier warned about the threat of a tsunami only Japan, Russia and the Mariana Islands. Now meteorologists list includes Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Pacific coast of Central and South America, and other areas.
AFP reports that the local authorities began evacuating residents in the Mariana Islands.
The earthquake has caused a great tsunami in Japan, in some areas of the tidal wave height exceeds ten meters. In several prefectures in the tsunami swept away houses and cars are on the road. Giant wave covers fields and roads, destroying buildings.
According to the Emergency Situations Ministry, there is a risk the four Kuril Settlements (Malo-Kurilsk, Puffin, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, North Kuril). Emergency Ministry employees had evacuated about 11,000 people from the area of possible flooding of the tsunami in the Kuril Islands.

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