Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii & Waves expected over next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan
Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan | Tsunami Alert 11.03.2011 | Tsunami Alert , 11th March 2011 | Tsunami & Earthquake Alert
The major earthquake off Japan’s north-eastern coast has triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific.
The Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has widened its original alert to include Hawaii and the rest of the Pacific Ocean.
Alerts were issued as far apart as Australia and New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America, the Philippines and Taiwan, off the Chinese mainland.
Any tsunami would take several hours to travel across 3,800 miles of ocean from Japan to Hawaii.
The estimated time of arrival was put at around 1pm UK time.