Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alert withdrawn, no rise in the sea level in Sabah

The Meteorological Department has withdrawn its earlier alert on the possible rise in sea level in Sabah’s east coast following the earthquake in Chile.

The department said it had not detected any rise in the sea level in the state.

“It is now ascertained that the Sabah waters are free from the threat,” the department said in a statement.

Earlier today the department issued an alert, advising coastal residents in the state’s east coast to stay away from the beaches between noon and 6pm today as there were likely to occur rough sea conditions and a rise in the sea level.

The earthquake which struck Chile yesterday caused tsunami waves across the Pacific Oceans such as Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa Islands and New Zealand. — Bernama

No comments: