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Strong Quake Rocks Okinawa Prefecture; Tsunami Warnings Issued

Strong Quake Rocks Okinawa Prefecture; Tsunami Warnings Issued

   Tokyo, April 3 (Jiji Press)--A powerful earthquake rocked Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, on Wednesday morning, prompting tsunami warnings.
   The quake occurred near Taiwan around 8:58 a.m., and registered 4 on Japan's seismic intensity scale of 7 in the town of Yonaguni in Okinawa.
   The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings over the Okinawa main island region and the Miyakojima-Yaeyama region covering islands close to Taiwan.
   The earthquake occurred at a very shallow point, and had an estimated magnitude of 7.5, according to the agency.
   The agency said a tsunami of 30 centimeters was observed in Yonaguni at 9:18 a.m.

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