January 13, 2007

Tsunami Warning

There was an earthquake in northern Japan. There was a tsunami warning for the eastern coastline. When there is a tsunami warning, the national television stations broadcast information. They put a map on the screen and highlight the dangerous areas. This picture was taken before the highlighting came on. The area in the north eventually had a red line along the coast. The rest of the map had a yellow line along the eastern coastline.

There are now many cable or satellite stations in Japan. During the tsunami warning today, they posted this symbol in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. It looks like black waves in a yellow box. That symbol tells viewers to check the national stations for information concerning the tsunami warning. There was a tsunami and an evacuation. The tsunami was about 10 cm in most areas.

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