Friday, March 12, 2010

Japan apologises for major tsunami alert

Japanese authorities admitted Monday they may have been over-zealous in issuing their first major tsunami alert in more than 15 years for a wave that ended up causing almost no damage.
"The agency's tsunami forecasts turned out to be a bit too big. I'd like to apologise for the prolonged alerts," Yasuo Sekita, the Meteorological Agency official in charge of earthquakes and tsunamis, told a news conference....

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