Earthquake in the Pacific: tsunami is coming

Tsunami threatens to all countries of the Pacific

In brief: The danger of tsunami has been declared in many countries including Russia, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Japan.

Tsunami in the Pacific Ocean has started due to the underwater earthquake near Chile coast. Enormous tide 3 m high has just covered the island of Robinson Crusoe in the Juan Fernandez archipelago. People are being evacuated to the hills of Easter Island.

According to the official data, there have already been about 80 victims of the disaster. Two regions Maule and Aurakania have been declared a disaster zone. Southern part of Chile including the resort of Villa-del-Mar is destroyed. Santiago airport is closed, all flights are delayed. In the city of Concepcion the buildings of Chemical plant and chemical faculty of local university are in the fire.

Chile Navy however denies tsunami ensuring that it is just increasing of water level. Also the threat of tsunami declared before is cancelled by Peru authorities. Meantime the danger of tsunami has been declared in many countries including Russia, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. The head of Sakhalin tsunami centre has reported that the wave can reach the Far Eastern coast of Russia. Also the anxiety of first degree is declared on the East coast of Philippines. The citizens are told to be ready for possible evacuation.

Maria Velikanova
2010-02-27 16:07, Society.

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