12/2/2023, 7:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Japan issues tsunami alert after quake shakes the Philippines

Japan issued a tsunami alert for coastal areas, including the Chiba, Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures, after an earthquake hit off the coast of the southern Philippines.

The Japanese Meteorological Administration announced on Saturday that the potential tsunami threat is in effect in regions facing the Pacific. The Japanese agency predicts a 1-meter wave to reach Miyako Island, Okinawa, and several other prefectures, with a potential impact by early Sunday.

The earthquake, initially reported as magnitude 7.5, already triggered a tsunami warning from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NL