In the wake of the 8.8 magnitude Earthquake that hit and killed more than 200 people in Chile early Saturday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, USA, has issued a Tsunami Warning across the Asia Pacific region.
In reaction to this alert, authorities in Japan, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Island, Australia and New Zealand have have warned citizens living in the coastlines of their countries about the possibility of giant killer waves caused by the earthquake in Chile.
Meanwhile, according to the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology & Geophysics Agency, the said warning does not include Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, because it is located very far away from the epicenter of the earthquake i.e. in Chile.
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Considering Indonesia has been frequently struck by earthquake including the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh that killed more than 200,000 people, I hope that our authorties would always pay serious attention to any tsunami warnings issued by the international tsunami center.