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Tsunami wave from earthquake in Chile to reach Japan April 3

April 02, 2014, 20:45 UTC+3
The wave height is expected to be around 10 meters
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Boats washed up the harbor installations in Chile after the earthquake

Boats washed up the harbor installations in Chile after the earthquake

© EPA/ALEX VALDES

TOKYO, April 2. /ITAR-TASS/. Tsunami waves caused by a powerful earthquake in Chile can reach Japan's Pacific coast on Thursday, April 3 at about 03.00 local time, Japanese meteorological watch office reported Wednesday.

Earlier, it was reported that the tsunami might reach Japan. According to the watch office, the wave height is expected to be from 20 sentimeters 10 meters.

Japanese specialists urged the residents of the coastal areas to take the necessary precautions, in particular avoid approaching the coastline if possible.

As a result of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile 5 people died and 3 others were seriously injured. The earthquake damaged several buildings and roads and disrupted power supply.

 

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