11 Mar '11, 8am

Indonesia issues tsunami alert after Japan quake - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Friday warned people living in its eastern areas including Papua, Maluku and North Sulawesi to be on guard for tsunamis set off by a major quake off Japan. "The arrival time of any waves that may be generated is expected at 8:00 pm local time (1100 GMT)," according to official text message received by AFP. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday, unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has put Indonesia and Papua New under a lower tsunami watch.

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