The Bureau of Meteorology states that Australia is safe from the Tsunami threat that was issued by the US Tsunami monitoring center on Friday following the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan.

As per the statement released by the US Tsunami monitoring center, warnings were issued for most part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Also, a statement by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii widened the warnings to New Zealand, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Although the Bureau of Meteorology maintains that there is no threat for Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that forecaster Chris Ryan from the National Meteorological and Oceanographic Center said there was a chance that could change if the quake's magnitude is found to be higher.