The earthquake registered 8.9 degrees on the northern coast of Japan has caused at least one death, numerous injuries, fires, power outages and mass evacuations of residents amid fears of new tsunamis.
The quake has caused so far a ten-meter tsunami that has devastated everything in its path, including houses, cars, boats and farms, according to Japan’s NHK television network. In Sendai there have been fires, the agency Kyodo. The authorities have warned of another possible tsunami of ten meters. This is the worst earthquake recorded in Japan in the last 20 years.
At least one person has died in Fukushima Prefecture, north of Tokyo, where four million homes have lost electricity. The population has been evacuated to higher ground. Besides, the earthquake, there have been numerous aftershocks and the capital Tokyo, some buildings have trembled.
PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA DECLARE TSUNAMI ALERT
Philippines and Indonesia authorities have declared high alert for tsunami. Indonesia’s meteorological agency said the alert in the east, particularly in areas of North Sulawesi, Papua and Maluku, and warned that the tsunami could reach the countries today.
TSUNAMI ALERT EXTENDED TO AMERICAN COAST
The tsunami alert has been extended to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and many islands of Polynesia and the countries of the west coast of America.
Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru have been included in the latest newsletter of the Centre.