Tsunami Alerts Issued After Japan Earthquake

Tsunami alerts have been issued for Guam, Taiwan, Philippines, Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia and Hawaii after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of... More Below... Posted by on Mar 11th, 2011 and filed under News.

From USGS

Tsunami alerts have been issued for Guam, Taiwan, Philippines, Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia and Hawaii after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of Honshu, Japan, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck 373 km northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 24.4 km. The earthquake triggered tsunamis as high as 6 meters in Japan.

Tokyo’s Narita airport shut down and Shinkansen bullet trains halted during the Earthquake. Tokyo port also shut all 19 of its water gates as it prepares for the tsunami.

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