Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.4 earthquakeon December 22, 2010 at 4:27 am
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 has hit the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency has alarmed a tsunami warning from the quake, which occurred about 130 kilometers off the southern coast of Chichi Island in the Pacific Ocean. The offshore quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The agency issued a tsunami alert of up to two meters for nearby islands and warnings of milder tsunami for the southern coasts on the main Japanese island.