Five-metre tsunami waves possible for 300km along Japan coast: agencies

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu capital: USGS
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Hazardous tsunami waves of up to five metres were possible along the north coast of central Japan on Monday within 300 kilometres of a magnitude 7.5 quake’s epicentre, US and Japanese agencies said.

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicenter along the coasts of Japan,” the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, while the Japan Meteorological Agency warned the waves could be up to five metres high.

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