An 8.2 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific triggered fears of another tsunami. Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Russia and Taiwan were all on alert and preparing to evacuate. The epicenter of the quake was located in the Northern Pacific ocean about 1,700 km off Japan’s shores.
Thankfully no tidal waves have resulted from the quake. The largest wave came in 3 hours after the quake. It was a mere 40 cms. This wave hit the island of Chichi-jima and caused no damage. In fact the quake was not felt by most of the people, but only by the sensitive equipment built to track the earth’s movements. This is good since no one wants the people to panic.
Things are pretty much back to normal all over the pacific basin. The scientists remain vigilant. No one wants a repeat of the tsunami disasters two years ago. All is once again normal.