Tsunami warning issued for Pacific coast of Japan

The Japan Meterological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Japan at 03:00 am local time Friday, warning of non-damaging waves as high as one meter (3 feet). Tsunami waves were expected to arrive in Japan as early as 5 a.m. Friday local time starting on the northernmost major island, Hokkaido.

Local authorities ordered evacuations for some low-lying coastal areas in Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Tokushima and Aichi prefectures.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid areas along the Pacific coastal areas. Follow the advice of local authorities.