Tsunami Advisory Issued for Parts of Okinawa after Taiwan Quake

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Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Meteorological Agency briefly issued a tsunami advisory Sunday for the Miyako and Yaeyama areas of Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, following an earthquake that occurred near Taiwan.

The advisory was issued at 3:49 p.m. (6:49 a.m. GMT).

No tsunami was observed and the advisory was lifted at 5:15 p.m.

The maximum height of the tsunami was forecast to be 1 meter.

The agency had also warned that slight sea-level changes might be observed in Tokyo's Izu island chain, the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific, Kochi Prefecture in western Japan and Okinawa's main island.

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