Japan braces for minor tsunami after Papua earthquake
The Tsunami Warning Center has issued a minor Tsunami waning for Japan
JAPAN is bracing for minor tsunamis after two powerful earthquakes struck off Indonesia. Three people are believed dead in the West Papua province.
Japan's Pacific coast could see some minor tsunami waves on Sunday Waves up to 50cm could reach the Pacific sides of islands from the Okinawan chain to the main island of Honshu, it said in an advisory, which is less significant than an urgent warning.
The agency advised people from going near beaches and estuaries.
Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory at 10:08 AM on Sunday, local time, for the Pacific coast from Shikoku to the Kanto region, the Izu Islands, and the Ogasawara Islands. The estimated height of the tsunami is about 50 centimeters.
It is believed that the tsunami has already reached other areas of Japan.