Hyderabad, March 11: Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, based at Hyderabad today said, it does not expect any tsunami like threat for India, as the major impact was recorded in Pacific ocean region.
On Friday, Japan witnessed the strongest earthquake to hit Japan in at least 300 years, which rocked the country and made thousands of people homeless.
A 10-meter, 30 feet tsunami wave that violently engulfed all objects in its path in northern Japan, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and setting off tsunami warnings for 53 countries around the world.
INCOIS official said, the chances of tsunami hitting the India are very less.
Meanwhile, the tsunami warning issued by the Japanese authorities extended to several countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, the Pacific coast of Russia, Australia, Honduras, and Peru.
The Japan earthquake, measuring 8.9 magnitude, triggered a massive
tsunami that led to extensive damage to property in Japan.
The earthquake struck about 400 kilometres from Tokyo and was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.
According to global media reports, quoting Police sources, around 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the city of Sendai, the closest major city to the quake’s epicenter. At least 39 people were reported missing while dozens were injured in a wide range of areas including Miyagi Prefecture and central Tokyo, according to Kyodo News and the Associated Press.
Source: Various media reports