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    Tsunami Warning

    The Japanese meteorogical agency has warned that a tsunami measuring up to two metres high will hit northern Japan at 1210 GMT following an 8.1 earthquake in the Pacific. People have been told to flee to high ground.

    Scary stuff, is 1210 GMT in 5 mins or 1 hour and 5 mins?

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    <DIV> </DIV></TD></TR></T></TABLE><!- E IIMA -><!- S SF ->A tsunami is expected to hit the north and east coasts of Japan, the country's meteorological agency says.

    The agency says the tsumami will be at least two metres (6.5 feet) high and could hit Hokkaido and Honshu islands after 1210 GMT.

    Warnings are being broadcast on all TV channels and radio stations advising people to move to higher ground.

    It comes after an earthquake of at least 7.7 magnitude hit the Kuril Islands, north of Japan. <!- E SF ->

    The earthquake struck about 390km (240 miles) east of the Etorofu islands, at 1115 GMT, the meteorological agency said.

    Other smaller waves may batter the Pacific coast of Japan over the next hour, the agency said.



      o dear did they make it?
      What does it mean to be English?
      Being English is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer then travelling home grabbing an Indian curry or a Chinese on the way to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American soap shows on a Japanese TV and the most English thing of all?
      Suspicion of anything foreign

      kernow bys vykken
      Dos a wra again prys



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        <div id="story_date_stamp">Updated: 12:28, Wednesday November 15, 2006</div>

        A tsunami alert has been upgraded for the northern coast of Japan, as well as the Russian coast.

        Meteorological experts say the giant waves are imminent- the world is watching to see if a wave actually does hit land.

        Around 4,000 residents along the Pacific coast have been told to flee to higher ground.

        The warning follows an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 in the ocean east of the Kuril islands at 11.15pm.
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        A tsunami of about two metres (6.5ft) or more could hit Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and main island of Honshu.

        On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia caused a tsunami that killed at least 213,000 people in 11 countries.

        In Moscow, a Russian official confirmed that a powerful earthquake had struck the Kuril Islands area but said there was no immediate word of damage or casualties.

        More follows ...
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