Japan issues tsunami advisory after Chile earthquake

Japan is under a tsunami advisory following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the advisory on Wednesday, urging people to avoid the water and to evacuate coastal areas until the advisory is lifted.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   April 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory on Wednesday following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile Tuesday evening.

The tsunami advisory was issued for the coastal areas of Hokkaido, the pacific coast of Tohoku, the Ibaraki Prefecture, the Kujukuri and Sotobo in Chiba Prefecture, and the Izu and Ogasawara Islands.

The Japan Meteorological Agency urged people to avoid the water and evacuate coastal areas until the tsunami advisory is listed.

<Tunami Advisory> Marine threat is in place. Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately. As the strong current will continue, do not get in the sea or approach coasts until the advisory is cleared.

<Tsunami Forecast (Slight Sea Level Change)> Though there may be slight sea-level change in coastal regions, no tsunami damage is expected.

JMA estimates that the tsunami waves will not exceed 3.2 feet.

[Japan Meteorological Agency]

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