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TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan issued a tsunami warning for some of its islands on early Wednesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck nearby. The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 3.19 a.m. local time (1719 GMT Tuesday) was centered about 153 kilometers (95 miles) east of Chichi-shima on the Bonin Islands, located some 1049 kilometers (652 miles) south-southeast of Tokyo. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). JMA immediately issued a tsunami warning for the Ogasawara Islands, while tsunami advisories haveb een issued for the Izu Islands, Shizuoka Pref., the Pacific Coast of Aichi Pref., the southern part of Mie Pref., Wakayama Pref., Tokushima Pref., Kochi Pref., Miyazaki Pref., the Tanegashima and Yakushima areas, and the Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
Local time (in Japan) for the quake was 3:19 am on Wednesday, Dec 22.