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Japan’s islands are devastated by tsunamis, prompting a coastal region advisory

Following an earthquake close to Torishima Island that caused waves as high as 60 centimeters, a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas in Japan. Later, the warning was removed.

After issuing it to the two island regions south of Tokyo on Monday, Japan momentarily expanded the tsunami warning to further coastal locations around the Pacific Ocean.

At 0300 GMT on Monday, more than five hours after it had been issued for islands as far south as 1,000 km (621 miles), the advisory had been lifted. According to media accounts, there hasn’t been any serious damage reported.

Approximately 1,500 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, in the Amami Islands, and in eastern portions of Chiba Prefecture near to the capital city, the advisory was in place.

According to national network NHK, the tsunami has already reached certain island regions, which have seen waves as tall as 60 centimeters (24 inches).

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the warning followed an earthquake that occurred at 5:25 a.m. (JST) close to Torishima Island. The local earthquake was recorded by the United States Geological Survey as having a magnitude of 4.9.

Approximately 100 kilometers south of Tokyo, in the Izu Islands region, a tsunami warning was issued on Thursday.

 

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