After a massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake hits chile, Tsunami alert is still on-watch on specified regions of Japan!
Small tsunami waves up to 80 centimeters high struck the northeastern coast of Japan early Friday morning, a day after a powerful earthquake off the coast of central Chile, the Meteorological Agency said.
The agency earlier warned that tsunami up to 1 meter in height could hit on the eastern shores of Hokkaido at around 5 a.m. and the coast of Tohoku and Kanto between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
A wave of 80 cm was recorded at Kuji port in Iwate Prefecture and a 40 cm-wave at Erimo in Hokkaido. Other locations witnessed tsunami of 10 to 20 cm.
It was thought possible that tsunami could reach western Japan later and the agency’s warning remained intact nationwide, it said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
A tsunami advisory was issued at 3 a.m. for Pacific coastal regions from Hokkaido to Okinawa as well as the Sea of Japan coast in Aomori Prefecture.
The magnitude-8.3 quake struck off the coast of central Chile at around 8 a.m. Thursday, Japan time, killing at least 10 people.
It triggered a tsunami warning for the entire country. A wave of around 4.5 m struck Coquimbo in central Chile.
Japan has experienced tsunami traveling across the Pacific after major quakes in Chile in the past. In May 1960, tsunami of between 1 and 4 m in height struck the coasts of Hokkaido and the Sanriku region more than 22 hours after a huge M9.5 quake occurred in Chile, leaving about 140 people dead or missing.
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