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(Update) Tsunami Advisory Issued for Parts of Okinawa after Taiwan Quake

(Update) Tsunami Advisory Issued for Parts of Okinawa after Taiwan Quake

   Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Meteorological Agency briefly issued a tsunami advisory Sunday for the Miyako and Yaeyama areas of Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, following an earthquake that occurred near Taiwan around 3:44 p.m. (6:44 a.m. GMT).
   The advisory was lifted at 5:15 p.m.
   The maximum height of the tsunami was forecast to be 1 meter.
   The agency had also warned that slight sea-level changes might be observed in Tokyo's Izu island chain, the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific, Kochi Prefecture in western Japan and Okinawa's main island.
   The quake near Taiwan had a magnitude of 7.2 and its focus was very shallow, according to the agency.

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