Friday, March 11, 2011

UPDATE: Pacific Ocean Tsunami Alert

The Philippine Coast Guard has issued a Notice to Mariners regarding the Tsunami Alert for the Pacific Ocean. You can learn more at their website. You can also get the latest tsunami alerts from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Ships in the Pacific Ocean should take necessary precautions for a Tsunami. What if you're on a boat or ship? Professor Stephen Nelson of Tulane University suggests you move the ship to deep water, at least 100 fathoms, or leave the vessel at the pier and immediately seek higher ground.

The Tsunami Alert was issued after a large earthquake off the coast of Japan.

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