Japan: Tsunami Warning Follows Off-Shore Quake

A tsunami warning has been issued in Japan after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 hit the Pacific, The Associated Press reports.

The quake struck off the coast of southern Japan, about 130 kilometers (80.6 miles) from the Chichi Island and 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tokyo. It struck at a depth of 15 kilometers at 2:20 a.m. (1720GMT), the US Geological Survey says.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency has put out a tsunami alert for nearby islands, warning that locals could see waves about a meter (3.3 feet) high. The agency advised that coastal residents head for higher ground.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the quake.

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