Chile Tsunami Reaches Japan

Posted: February 28, 2010 in Chile, Earthquake, major quake, News, Strong
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The first tsunami from Chile has reached Japan, and Hawaii and other Pacific areas have been spared any significant damage. (Feb. 27)


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In Japan, where hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from shorelines, the biggest wave following the magnitude-8.8 quake off Chile hit the northern island of Hokkaido. It was four feet high. There were no immediate reports of damage, though some piers were briefly flooded.

As the waves crossed the Pacific, they dealt populated areas — including the U.S. state of Hawaii — just glancing blows. blog it

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