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Japan issues tsunami warning after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast

Japan issues tsunami warning after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has occurred in the Sea of ​​Japan. The powerful jolt triggered a tsunami warning. The wave is expected to reach a height of around 0.2 to 1 meter, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The earthquake is the largest island in Japan, Honshu. According to preliminary reports, the epicenter was only 5 km below the ground.

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Yamagata and Niigata prefectures and the Noto area of ​​the Ishikawa prefecture. The tsunami is expected to reach a height of around 0.2 to 1 meter, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The powerful shaking was reported throughout the Prefecture of Niigata. The public broadcaster NHK urged the population to resist the temptation to see the tsunami and refrain from going to the coast.

The Japanese government has created a working group on the earthquake to gather additional information. Bullet train services.

So far, however, there is no information on possible damages and injuries.