11 Mar '11, 1pm

Waves cause no damage in the Philippines, Indonesia via @cmswire

MANILA - SMALL tsunami waves hit the Philippines hours after a massive quake struck Japan on Friday, but there were no reports of local damage or casualties, its chief state seismologist said. 'This looks like good news,' Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum told a news conference after reporting waves ranging from 30cm to one metre. Meanwhile, the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency said that the tsunami reached Indonesia's eastern coastline without causing any damage. 'A tsunami of only 10cm triggered by the earthquake in Japan was detected in the North Sulawesi and Maluku islands,' the agency's official Rachmat told AFP. 'We have just lifted the tsunami alert in Indonesia.' At least 60 people were killed and 56 missing in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, unleashing huge tsunamis along its Pacif...

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