Small tsunami in Japan following Peru quake

Small tsunami waves reached Japan on Friday following a deadly earthquake in Peru, resulting in the closure of beaches along Japan's Pacific coast.

Small tsunami in Japan following Peru quake
Small tsunami waves reached Japan on Friday following a deadly earthquake in Peru, resulting in the closure of beaches along Japan's Pacific coast.


Japan's Meteorological Agency said waves of up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) reached parts of the coast Friday morning, hours after a tsunami advisory was issued covering Hokkaido in the north to the southern island of Okinawa. Japan is about halfway across the globe from Peru.

The agency lifted the advisory Friday afternoon but advised surfers and swimmers to stay away from the sea. TV footage showed lifeguards telling holiday-makers that beaches were closed.

Japan issues tsunami warnings even when only tiny waves are expected, and the country's most heavily populated coastlines are fitted with loudspeakers to order evacuations.

The quake in Peru's southern desert on Wednesday killed at least 510 people and injured more than 1,500.


AP
Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2007, 11:06
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