Chile quake tsunami may reach Japan on Thursday

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Chile quake tsunami may reach Japan Thursday
Tokyo, April 2: The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Wednesday that the tsunami caused by strong quake off Chile could reach Japanese coasts early Thursday morning.

The JMA said the first wave is expected to arrive at the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, and that the agency plans to announce latest information late Wednesday based on observation data, Xinhua reported.

An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale rocked the northern coast of Chile around 8.46 p.m. Tuesday (11.46 p.m. GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile in February 2010, killing more than 500 people.


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