Up to 1-meter tsunami could reach Japan from Chile quake


Tsunami of between 20 cm and 1 meter could reach Pacific coastal areas in Japan on Thursday morning, a day after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast, the Meteorological Agency said.

If necessary, the agency will issue a tsunami advisory at around 3 a.m. Thursday, or a tsunami warning much earlier.

Tsunami are forecast to reach the Pacific coast of Hokkaido around 5 a.m., coastal areas of the Kanto eastern region around 6 a.m., and those of the Shikoku western region to southernmost Okinawa Prefecture between around 7 a.m. and around 8 a.m., the agency said Wednesday.