Tsunami warning issued after earthquake near Japan

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Following a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a Tsunami warning for the north-eastern coast of Hokkaido and a lesser warning for Honshu.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning centre has issued a warning for Russia, Japan and Markus, Wake, Midway and Marianas islands.