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Tsunami on Feb. 28, 2010

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is transmitting the following information through the Embassy's warden system as a public service to all U.S. citizens in Japan. Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your organizations or to other Americans you know.

On Saturday, February 27, 2010, an earthquake measuring 8.8 struck the central coast of Chile early on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific Region. The warning covered South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean islands including Hawaii, New Zealand, Japan, and Russia.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center website a Widespread Tsunami Warning is in effect, and the tsunami will reach Japan as follows:

Kushiro 0435Z 28 FEB (13:35 local time)
KATSUURA 0453Z 28 FEB (13:35 local time)
HACHINOHE 0509Z 28 FEB (14:09 local time)
SHIMIZU 0557Z 28 FEB (14:57 local time)
OKINAWA 0610Z 28 FEB (15:10 local time)





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