A day after Japan was struck by a powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude, the country lifted all tsunami warnings and advisories put in place after a major quake on New Year’s Day, a meteorological agency official told AFP on Tuesday.
Small changes to tidal levels are still possible, the official said, a day after the strong jolt in central Japan triggered tsunami waves over a metre high.
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Japan has lifted all the tsunami warnings and advisories, a day after 5 metres high waves were believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture.