A tsunami warning has been issued after a tremor occurred in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Japan.
The United States Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.4, and was centred about 55 kilometres east of Chichi-shima in Japan’s Bonin Islands, or about 1,050 kilometres south-southeast of Tokyo.
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The quake was reported to have occurred almost 15 kilometres below sea level.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the chain of islands, with people being told to evacuate coastal areas to higher ground. The warning said the tsunami was expected to be up to two metres.