TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has warned that a
"major" tsunami of up to 9 feet (3 meters) could hit northern
coastal areas within the next few hours following a massive
earthquake in Chile.
The agency issued the tsunami alert Sunday morning for its
entire Pacific coast. The tsunami was expected to be biggest in the
north, with waves of 6 feet (2 meters) or less expected along other
The tsunami was expected to hit northern areas about 1:30 p.m.
local time (0430 GMT).
The agency urged residents in coastal areas to head quickly to