Another day, another earthquake. And another tsunami warning as fears build that offshore quakes will lead to huge waves crashing into the coastlines of Pacific nations.
Yesterday saw residents of coastal cities anxiously watching and waiting to see if a tsunami would hit the shore. Luckily, the threat now seems to have passed, with the U.S. and Japan both downgrading their tsunami warnings.
The Chilean earthquake wasn’t the only to have hit the planet in the last couple of days, with a quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale hitting off the coast of Japan as well.
As with Hawaii and the other countries fearful of a tsunami from the Chile earthquake, so Japan was worried about the effects of a tsunami hitting along its eastern seaboard.
The threat now seems to be over, or at least not as big as first thought. And thank God for that, as 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami in the Indian ocean in 2004.