Tsunami warning as quake hits Japan

2012-03-14 12:00

Tokyo - Japan issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off its northeastern coast, warning of a wave as high as 50cm.

The meteorological agency gave the tsunami warning after the tremor hit about 210km off the northern island of Hokkaido. But US monitors said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.

  • Darren - 2012-03-14 12:20

    A wave as high as 50cm? Oh no! run for your life! a 50cm wave!

      Garth - 2012-03-14 12:38

      The Japanese are, on average, a lot shorter than the rest of the world.

      Andre - 2012-03-14 12:43

      A 50cm wave could be quite a threat for a Japanese midget. :D

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-03-14 12:43

    50m,high would certainly be a cause for concern, but 50cm, i think most things can manage to cope with that. Must have been a "typo" otherwise just News24 hyping for ratings again.

  • Alex Panicco - 2012-03-14 13:05

    Does anyone ever proof read these articles before they go out?

  • mathilde.duplessis - 2012-03-14 13:07

    That is 50cm above normal wave height but even that isn't a problem. Imagine, however, if they didn't give a warning.

  • Olivia - 2012-03-14 14:41

    LOL!!!! fire your journalist and proof readers!! how CAN they make such mistakes: a wave of 50cm, SERIOUSLY???!!!wtf??!!

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