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Tsunami threat: Fiji monitors situation

By TORIKA TOKALAU
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Update: 1:26PM A TSUNAMI warning has been issued to coastal areas in the Pacific, following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern Chile this morning.

The Fiji Mineral Resources Department issued a statement saying the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued an expanding regional tsunami warning and watch for parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake.

"An evaluation of the Pacific wide tsunami threat is under way and there is a possibility that coastal areas in the Pacific, including Fiji could be elevated to a watch or warning status."

It adds that if the tsunami waves impact Fiji, their estimated earliest arrival time is at 1:47am tomorrow.





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