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Tsunamis hit Pacific coastlines

2010-02-28 12:50 BJT

Special Report: 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile |


Dozens of nations and regions along the Pacific coastlines are on alert for destructive waves.

The warnings stretch across the globe from South America to the Pacific Rim, including the coastal areas of Mexico, the US, Russia, Japan and China.

Also expecting impact from tsunamis are the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand. The tsunamis could cause high waves and severe damage.

A meteorologist monitors the tsunami situation from his computer in Taiwan's central weather bureau after a 8.8-magnitude quake struck Chile on February 27. (AFP/Patrick Lin)
A meteorologist monitors the tsunami situation from his computer
in Taiwan's central weather bureau after a 8.8-magnitude quake
struck Chile on February 27. (AFP/Patrick Lin)

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