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A tsunami warning was activated in Japan following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the Philippines

A tsunami warning was activated in Japan following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the Philippines

A earthquake from Magnitude 7.7 registered on the island MindanaoSouth of Philippinescaused the activation of the this Sunday Tsunami warning in a large area in the east Japanincluding the prefectures of Chiba, Shizuoka And Kagoshima.

The strong earthquake occurred on Saturday around 10:30 p.m. (local time). It was about 32.8 kilometers deepaccording to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) activated the alert for several areas early Sunday and announced this A meter-high tsunami could reach Miyako Island and its surroundings in Okinawaas well as to other prefectures, including Aichi, Marry, Wakayama, Tokushima, Kochi And Miyazaki.

The Japanese authority also issued the warning for the island chain Izuclose to Tokyoand the islands of Ogasawarasouth of the Japanese capital, and warned citizens to stay away from the coast and do not conduct fishing operations until tsunami warnings are lifted.

A 40 centimeter tsunami was observed on the island early in the morning HachijoIn Izuand tsunamis also reached the Pacific coast Kyushu (South) to Kanto (center), according to Japanese state broadcaster NHK, although authorities said no immediate damage was reported.

In the archipelago of Okinawa was ordered Evacuation of several coastal areas some of its cities, as happened in Miyazaki, Kochi either Tokushima.

Tsunami predictions for many of these JMA areas were between 40 and 10 cm.

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