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Tsunami warning for Japan’s pacific coast and remote islands

A Japan Metrological Agency official says at a 02:00 press conference in Tokyo that tsunamis caused by volcanic eruptions are difficult to predict.
A Japan Metrological Agency official says at a 02:00 press conference in Tokyo that tsunamis caused by volcanic eruptions are difficult to predict.
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16 Jan 2022 01:01:15 GMT9
16 Jan 2022 01:01:15 GMT9

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TOKYO: The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings of up to 3 meters for the regions facing the Pacific Ocean including remote islands of Amami and Tokara south of Okinawa. 

Hokkaido and other prefectures have already hit by less than one meters tsunamis and more might hit, a live broadcast reported at 1:10 AM on Sunday January 16 japan time. 

A large-scale eruption occurred on a volcanic island in Tonga in the South Pacific on the Jan. 15, and a tsunami of nearly one meter occurred around it, the agency said.
 
According to the Airway Volcanic Ash Information Center in Wellington, New Zealand, the smoke reached more than 15,000 meters high.

The  agency advised people in Japan along the coast or rivers to immediately evacuate buildings to safe places such as highlands.

The epicenter of the eruption is in the South Pacific at an unknown depth and magnitude, according to the agency.

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