Japan has been struck by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake in the north eastern region which has triggered a massive tsunami. A tsunami warning has been issued by NOAA's National Weather Service to the following countries with the estimated time of arrival at forecast points. The warning states that actaul arrival time of the tsunami may differ and the initial wave may not be the largest. The time between successive waves can be five miniutes to one hour.

LOCATION       FORECAST POINT       COORDINATES    ARRIVAL TIME

  JAPAN            KATSUURA                   35.1N 140.3E       0642Z 11 MAR

                         KUSHIRO                     42.9N 144.3E        0648Z 11 MAR

                         HACHINOHE                 40.5N 141.5E       0701Z 11 MAR

                         SHIMIZU                       32.8N 133.0E       0804Z 11 MAR

                         OKINAWA                     26.2N 127.8E       0920Z 11 MAR

 RUSSIA           URUP_IS                      46.1N 150.5E       0721Z 11 MAR

                         SEVERO_KURILSK     50.8N 156.1E        0840Z 11 MAR

                         PETROPAVLOVSK_K  53.2N 159.6E        0842Z 11 MAR

                         UST_KAMCHATSK       56.1N 162.6E        0846Z 11 MAR

                         MEDNNY_IS                54.7N 167.4E       0909Z 11 MAR

 MARCUS IS.    MARCUS_IS.               24.3N 154.0E       0806Z 11 MAR

 N. MARIANAS  SAIPAN                       15.3N 145.8E       0901Z 11 MAR

 GUAM              GUAM                          13.4N 144.7E      0917Z 11 MAR

 WAKE IS.         WAKE_IS.                   19.3N 166.6E     0934Z 11 MAR

 TAIWAN            HUALIEN                    24.0N 121.7E      0940Z 11 MAR

                          HUALIEN                    24.0N 121.6E      0940Z 11 MAR

                           TAITUNG                   22.7N 121.2E      0944Z 11 MAR

                           CHILUNG                 25.2N 121.8E       1012Z 11 MAR

 YAP                    YAP_IS.                    9.5N 138.1E        0952Z 11 MAR

 PHILIPPINES      PALANAN               17.1N 122.6E        1002Z 11 MAR

                             LEGASPI               13.2N 123.8E        1033Z 11 MAR

                             DAVAO                    6.8N 125.7E        1100Z 11 MAR

 MARSHALL IS.     ENIWETOK           11.4N 162.3E         1021Z 11 MAR

                              KWAJALEIN           8.7N 167.7E          1053Z 11 1MAR

                              MAJURO               7.1N 171.4E           1132Z 11 MAR

 BELAU                  MALAKAL             7.3N 134.5E            1032Z 11 MAR

 MIDWAY IS.          MIDWAY_IS.       28.2N 182.6E          1035Z 11 MAR

 POHNPEI               POHNPEI_IS.      7.0N 158.2E           1036Z 11 MAR

 CHUUK            CHUUK_IS.           7.4N 151.8E                1041Z 11 MAR

 KOSRAE           KOSRAE_IS.          5.5N 163.0E             1051Z 11 MAR

 INDONESIA        GEME                4.6N 126.8E                1057Z 11 MAR

                  BEREBERE            2.5N 128.7E                     1105Z 11 MAR

                  WARSA               0.6S 135.8E                         1117Z 11 MAR

                  MANOKWARI           0.8S 134.2E                    1125Z 11 MAR

                  PATANI              0.4N 128.8E                           1131Z 11 MAR

                  JAYAPURA            2.4S 140.8E                       1142Z 11 MAR

                  SORONG              0.8S 131.1E                        1143Z 11 MAR

 PAPUA NEW GUINE  MANUS_IS.           2.0S 147.5E       1131Z 11 MAR

                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E                          1132Z 11 MAR

                  VANIMO              2.6S 141.3E                           1142Z 11 MAR

                  WEWAK               3.5S 143.6E                         1154Z 11 MAR

                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E                          1202Z 11 MAR

                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E                            1212Z 11 MAR

                  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E                           1219Z 11 MAR

                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E                        1223Z 11 MAR

                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E                             1301Z 11 MAR

                  PORT_MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E                1437Z 11 MAR

 NAURU            NAURU               0.5S 166.9E                    1157Z 11 MAR

 JOHNSTON IS.     JOHNSTON_IS.       16.7N 190.5E        1211Z 11 MAR

 SOLOMON IS.      PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E            1228Z 11 MAR

                  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E                         1230Z 11 MAR

                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E                           1247Z 11 MAR

                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E                         1256Z 11 MAR

                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E                              1317Z 11 MAR

                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E                          1322Z 11 MAR

                  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E                          1326Z 11 MAR

 KIRIBATI         TARAWA_IS.          1.5N 173.0E                   1236Z 11 MAR

                  KANTON_IS.          2.8S 188.3E                          1337Z 11 MAR

                  CHRISTMAS_IS.       2.0N 202.5E                      1451Z 11 MAR

                  MALDEN_IS.          3.9S 205.1E                         1526Z 11 MAR

                  FLINT_IS.          11.4S 208.2E                           1621Z 11 MAR

 HOWLAND-BAKER    HOWLAND_IS.         0.6N 183.4E    1251Z 11 MAR

 HAWAII           NAWILIWILI         22.0N 200.6E                  1307Z 11 MAR

                  HONOLULU           21.3N 202.1E                       1321Z 11 MAR

                  KAHULUI            20.9N 203.5E                           1327Z 11 MAR

                  HILO               19.7N 204.9E                               1346Z 11 MAR

 TUVALU           FUNAFUTI_IS.        7.9S 178.5E                  1338Z 11 MAR

 PALMYRA IS.      PALMYRA_IS.         6.3N 197.6E             1354Z 11 MAR

 VANUATU          ESPERITU_SANTO     15.1S 167.3E         1416Z 11 MAR

                  ANATOM_IS.         20.2S 169.9E                       1511Z 11 MAR

 TOKELAU          NUKUNONU_IS.        9.2S 188.2E            1417Z 11 MAR

 JARVIS IS.       JARVIS_IS.          0.4S 199.9E                  1435Z 11 MAR

 WALLIS-FUTUNA    WALLIS_IS.         13.3S 183.8E         1435Z 11 MAR

                  FUTUNA_I.          14.3S 181.8E                        1448Z 11 MAR

 SAMOA            APIA               13.8S 188.2E                     1453Z 11 MAR

 AMERICAN SAMOA   PAGO_PAGO          14.3S 189.3E  1500Z 11 MAR

 COOK ISLANDS     PUKAPUKA_IS.       10.8S 194.1E     1500Z 11 MAR

                  PENRYN_IS.          8.9S 202.2E                      1533Z 11 MAR

                  RAROTONGA          21.2S 200.2E                   1634Z 11 MAR

 NIUE             NIUE_IS.           19.0S 190.0E                      1535Z 11 MAR

 AUSTRALIA        CAIRNS             16.7S 145.8E                1535Z 11 MAR

                  BRISBANE           27.2S 153.3E                        1627Z 11 MAR

                  SYDNEY             33.9S 151.4E                         1658Z 11 MAR

                  GLADSTONE          23.8S 151.4E                     1737Z 11 MAR

                  MACKAY             21.1S 149.3E                        1818Z 11 MAR

                  HOBART             43.3S 147.6E                        1833Z 11 MAR

 FIJI             SUVA               18.1S 178.4E                         1537Z 11 MAR

 NEW CALEDONIA    NOUMEA             22.3S 166.5E       1538Z 11 MAR

 TONGA            NUKUALOFA          21.0S 184.8E             1605Z 11 MAR

 MEXICO           ENSENADA           31.8N 243.2E              1650Z 11 MAR

                  PUNTA_ABREOJOS     26.7N 246.4E              1738Z 11 MAR

                  CABO_SAN_LUCAS     22.8N 250.0E               1815Z 11 MAR

                  SOCORRO            18.8N 249.0E                      1825Z 11 MAR

                  MAZATLAN           23.2N 253.6E                       1904Z 11 MAR

                  MANZANILLO         19.1N 255.7E                     1930Z 11 MAR

                  ACAPULCO           16.9N 260.1E                       2005Z 11 MAR

                  PUERTO_MADERO      14.8N 267.5E               2140Z 11 MAR

 KERMADEC IS      RAOUL_IS.          29.2S 182.1E           1656Z 11 MAR

 FR. POLYNESIA    PAPEETE            17.5S 210.4E           1714Z 11 MAR

                  HIVA_OA            10.0S 221.0E                          1753Z 11 MAR

                  RIKITEA            23.1S 225.0E                           1921Z 11 MAR

 NEW ZEALAND      NORTH_CAPE         34.4S 173.3E       1723Z 11 MAR

                  EAST_CAPE          37.7S 178.5E                       1823Z 11 MAR

                  AUCKLAND(W)        37.1S 174.2E                     1823Z 11 MAR

                  GISBORNE           38.7S 178.0E                        1829Z 11 MAR

                  MILFORD_SOUND      44.6S 167.9E                 1847Z 11 MAR

                  WELLINGTON         41.3S 174.8E                     1853Z 11 MAR

                  AUCKLAND(E)        36.7S 175.0E                      1905Z 11 MAR

                  NEW_PLYMOUTH       39.1S 174.1E                 1908Z 11 MAR

                  NAPIER             39.5S 176.9E                           1917Z 11 MAR

                  WESTPORT           41.8S 171.6E                      1937Z 11 MAR

                  DUNEDIN            45.9S 170.5E                          2029Z 11 MAR

                  LYTTELTON          43.6S 172.7E                        2103Z 11 MAR

                  BLUFF              46.6S 168.3E                             2120Z 11 MAR

                  NELSON             41.3S 173.3E                           2215Z 11 MAR

 PITCAIRN         PITCAIRN_IS.       25.1S 229.9E                 2008Z 11 MAR

 GUATEMALA        SIPICATE           13.9N 268.8E                2156Z 11 MAR

 EL SALVADOR      ACAJUTLA           13.6N 270.2E             2202Z 11 MAR

 COSTA RICA       CABO_SAN_ELENA     10.9N 274.0E       2215Z 11 MAR

                  PUERTO_QUEPOS       9.4N 275.8E                  2241Z 11 MAR

                  CABO_MATAPALO       8.4N 276.7E                   2243Z 11 MAR

 NICARAGUA        CORINTO            12.5N 272.8E               2223Z 11 MAR

                  PUERTO_SANDINO     12.2N 273.2E                 2229Z 11 MAR

                  SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR    11.2N 274.1E                2239Z 11 MAR

 ANTARCTICA       CAPE_ADARE         71.0S 170.0E          2230Z 11 MAR

                  THURSTON_IS.       72.0S 260.0E                      0129Z 12 MAR

 PANAMA           PUNTA_BURICA        8.0N 277.1E             2254Z 11 MAR

                  PUNTA_MALA          7.5N 280.0E                       2340Z 11 MAR

                  PUERTO_PINA         7.4N 282.0E                       2350Z 11 MAR

                  BALBOA_HTS.         9.0N 280.4E                       0201Z 12 MAR

 HONDURAS         AMAPALA            13.2N 272.4E              2259Z 11 MAR

 CHILE            EASTER_IS.         27.1S 250.6E                   2303Z 11 MAR

                  ARICA              18.5S 289.7E                             0251Z 12 MAR

                  IQUIQUE            20.2S 289.9E                           0256Z 12 MAR

                  ANTOFAGASTA        23.3S 289.6E                     0302Z 12 MAR

                  CALDERA            27.1S 289.2E                          0322Z 12 MAR

                  GOLFO_DE_PENAS     47.1S 285.1E                 0324Z 12 MAR

                  COQUIMBO           29.9S 288.6E                         0331Z 12 MAR

                  VALPARAISO         33.0S 288.4E                         0345Z 12 MAR

                  CORRAL             39.8S 286.5E                             0401Z 12 MAR

                  TALCAHUANO         36.7S 286.9E                         0407Z 12 MAR

                  PUERTO_MONTT       41.5S 287.0E                      0601Z 12 MAR

                  PUERTO_WILLIAMS    54.8S 291.8E                    0904Z 12 MAR

                  PUNTA_ARENAS       53.2S 289.1E                       1708Z 12 MAR

 ECUADOR          BALTRA_IS.          0.5S 269.7E                     2338Z 11 MAR

                  ESMERELDAS          1.2N 280.2E                          0009Z 12 MAR

                  LA_LIBERTAD         2.2S 278.8E                            0030Z 12 MAR

 COLOMBIA         BAHIA_SOLANO        6.3N 282.6E                2353Z 11 MAR

                  TUMACO              1.8N 281.1E                                0018Z 12 MAR

                  BUENAVENTURA        3.8N 282.8E                          0036Z 12 MAR

 PERU             TALARA              4.6S 278.5E                             0041Z 12 MAR

                  PIMENTAL            6.9S 280.0E                                0145Z 12 MAR

                  LA_PUNTA           12.1S 282.8E                               0146Z 12 MAR

                  CHIMBOTE            9.0S 281.2E                               0152Z 12 MAR

                  SAN_JUAN           15.3S 284.8E                               0200Z 12 MAR

                  MOLLENDO           17.1S 288.0E                             0233Z 12 MAR

Source: NOAA's National Weather Service (www.weather.gov)