Powerful earthquake and tsunami warning in Japan

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The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 3.19 a.m. local time (1719 GMT Tuesday) was centered about 153 kilometers (95 miles) east of Chichi-shima on the Bonin Islands, located some 1049 kilometers (652 miles) south-southeast of Tokyo. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Japan issued a tsunami warning for some of its islands on early Wednesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck nearby.

JMA immediately issued a tsunami warning for the Ogasawara Islands, while tsunami advisories haveb een issued for the Izu Islands, Shizuoka Pref., the Pacific Coast of Aichi Pref., the southern part of Mie Pref., Wakayama Pref., Tokushima Pref., Kochi Pref., Miyazaki Pref., the Tanegashima and Yakushima areas, and the Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.

Residents of the Ogasawara Islands are urged to evacuate coastlines immediately. “Evacuate from the seashore immediately to the safe places near the above coasts,” JMA said in a warning.

A Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but the Japanese Meteorological Agency has issued tsunami warnings for the Ogasawara Islands and a tsunami advisory for southern Japan.

UPDATE:
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) — Japan canceled a tsunami warning for some of its islands on early Wednesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck off its coast.