domingo, 28 de fevereiro de 2010

Tsunami panic after Chile earthquake

Tsunami panic after Chile earthquake
Residents look at a collapsed building in Concepion following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake
JAPAN was warned of the possibility of 10ft waves early today as a tsunami swept across the Pacific after the huge earthquake that struck Chile early yesterday.
The first 12ft tsunami waves generated by the earthquake hit French Polynesia and the Chatham Islands in New Zealand.

On an island off Chile the high waves swamped a village with five people dying and 11 missing but elsewhere there were no reports of damage though authorities warned that higher tides could come later.
Waves of up to 6ft hit Hawaii at about midday local time, washing over a low-lying park near the city of Hilo.

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