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Tsunami alert includes Philippines after Japan earthquake

March 12

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11:27 @jayr_12 Japan Meteorological Agency is still saying that there is danger still from tsunamis yet PHIVOCS already lifted tsunami warning in Batanes

10:12 PM- the highest wave monitored measures 70 cm high in Baler, Aurora. Some waves are still coming from Japan.

9:42pm – via Inquirer – The first waves struck the northeast coast of the country’s main island of Luzon at 6:00 p.m. (1000 GMT) and the east coast of the large southern island of Mindanao some two hours later, he said.

“We will have to monitor some more until 10:00 p.m. (1400GMT) and see what happens,” Solidum said, adding there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

4:00 PM– Alert level 2 has been raised in the 19 provinces that could be hit by tsunami between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and residents have been advised to be on alert for “unusual waves,” disaster officials said Friday, after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan. (Source: inquirer.net)

This is a useful time guide

Tsunami guide


Click to enlarge. The red dots on the map show the current position of the real-time tsunami monitoring systems by DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis), while the orange dots show tide gauges, these are tube-like devices measuring sea level and aid in detecting tsunamis.

Raw video from Japan below:

Here are curated tweets and photos of the damage

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