Finland is facing an unprecedented threat from a tsunami of epic proportions.
The country is facing a tsunami that is expected to reach up to 40 meters, which is the highest possible level.
There is no immediate threat to the country, but the warning is there for the future.
Finnish authorities have warned people not to leave homes and to stay in hotels and resorts until further notice.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEM) said the tsunami could cause heavy damage to structures and infrastructure.
The tsunami was initially estimated to have struck a depth of around 2.8 kilometers (1.4 miles).
It is expected now to hit a depth up to 10 meters (33 feet), and there is no official estimate of the size of the tsunami.
The NEM said that the tsunami was expected to be at least 40 meters (104 feet) long, with a maximum depth of 20 meters (76 feet).
The tsunami will likely make landfall in Finland’s northwest and will be a major tsunami for a number of years to come.
The Finnish government issued a warning late on Wednesday that the country is at “maximum risk” from the tsunami and that authorities are taking steps to mitigate the damage.
It warned that the current situation is “very serious” and that “in the next 24 hours, there will be serious consequences for life and property”.
A government official told Reuters that “we’re going to take the necessary measures to prepare and to avoid any catastrophe”, and said the country has set up “very special zones to contain the threat of the waves.”
“We’re taking the necessary steps,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“It will be difficult to say the exact date yet, but I don’t think it will be long.”
A person walks past a destroyed house on the island of Oka in the Baltic Sea, Finland, January 31, 2019.
A government spokesman said that in the coming hours, authorities will issue emergency alerts to people and to the media to warn them to stay indoors.
The warning came after the Finnish government sent a strong message to residents that “there is no place for this”.
The warning comes as a second wave of deadly tsunamis swept through Japan, the biggest of which killed at least nine people and left dozens missing, on Tuesday.
The second wave, which started at 9 a.m.
(0300 GMT) and swept through the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, killed at the most and injured more than 200.
The first wave was reported to have hit the southern island of Okinawa, which was hit hard.
The third wave is forecast to hit the eastern coast of Japan on Wednesday morning, causing a tsunami estimated at up to 4 meters (13 feet).