Earthquake strikes outlying islands in Izu chain
Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning early Thursday for the Izu island chain after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean.
The earthquake occurred at 11 a.m. local time (0200GMT) near Torishima Island at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), Kyodo News reported.
Torishima Island is an uninhabited island located approximately 600 kilometers (373 miles) south of Tokyo.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there was the potential for a 1-meter tsunami to reach certain parts of the island chain around 11.30 a.m. (0230GMT).