Taiwan Earthquake: When Will Tsunami Hit Japan And Phillipines?

Taiwan was hit by a massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Wednesday, the Taiwan central weather administration said. The quake prompted tsunami warnings in Japan and the Phillipines. Tokyo's meteorological agency forecast a waves going up to 3 meters (9.8 feet). Residents along the coast were asked to evacuate immediately. When will the tsunami hit Japan and the Phillipines?
Tsunami warnings in Japan and Phillipines

Tsunami warnings in Japan and Phillipines

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Taiwan was hit by a massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Wednesday, the Taiwan central weather administration said. The quake prompted tsunami warnings in Japan and the Phillipines. Tokyo's meteorological agency forecast a waves going up to 3 meters (9.8 feet). Residents along the coast were asked to evacuate immediately.
When will the tsunami hit Japan and the Phillipines?
The Japan Meteorological Agency said that a tsunami is expected to hit southern Japanese island group of Okinawa. A wave of 30 centimeters (about 1 feet) was detected on the coast of Yonaguni island about 15 minutes after the quake struck.
The agency added that waves are likely to hit coasts of the Miyako and Yaeyama islands.
The Philippines’ agency issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas. It said that 'high tsunami waves' were expected.
Videos from Okinawa, show that water level is dropping rapidly, due to the possible tsunami. Apparently a 5m or 16 feet tsunami will reach in 30 minutes as a magnitude 5.7 and a 5.2 aftershock just tok place.
While train services in Taiwan were cancelled temporarily, fights were suspended at the main airport in Japan's southern region of Okinawa.
About an hour after the earthquake and its aftershocks, Taiwan's agency said that the tsunami alert there had passed.
Wu Chien-fu, director of Taipei's Central Weather Administration's Seismology Center, said: "The earthquake is close to land and it's shallow. It's felt all over Taiwan and offshore islands. It's the strongest in 25 years since the (1999) earthquake." Authorities are yet to confirm injuries and damage.
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