Tsunami alert lifted on islands south of Tokyo due to 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific

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The Japanese authorities today lifted the tsunami warning that had been activated in the you are going to Izusouth of Tokyo, after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in the Pacific, and without any damage or injuries being recorded due to these phenomena.

The earthquake occurred at 11:00 a.m. local time on Thursday (2:00 GMT) about 10 kilometers deep under the seabed and south of the Izu archipelago, which belongs to the Tokyo prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency. of Japan (JMA).

This same organization issued an alert for the prediction of a one meter high tsunami in that chain of islands starting about 30 minutes after the earthquake, and urged the population to leave all coastal areas, although he also noted that no significant “risk of damage” is expected in them.

The spokesperson of the Executive, Hirokazu Matsuno, He also asked the local population to “exercise caution and remain calm,” and pointed out that the Government is monitoring the situation, in a press conference.

The earthquake caused a sea ​​level rise of about 30 centimeters after 12:00 hours (3:00 GMT) on the island of Hachijojima (about 290 kilometers south of Tokyo), the southernmost among the main islands of the Izu archipelago and with a population of about 8,000 inhabitants.

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