Japan issues tsunami warning
The country's meteorological agency issues the warning following a 8.3 magnitude earthquake in the north.india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 15:42 IST
An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale struck northern Japan and the country's meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning on Saturday.
The warning was issued for the eastern part of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and a lesser warning for a wide area of northeastern and eastern Honshu, NHK public television said.
The agency said that waves as high as one metre could hit the northeastern coast of Hokkaido at around 2 pm (0500 GMT).
Reports said that Japan's Pacific coast issued evacuation orders to flee to higher ground along the coastal area in the region.