(AP) – Japan has lifted a tsunami warning for its northeastern coast nearly four hours after a powerful offshore earthquake.
A tsunami advisory for waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) remains in place for much of the Pacific coast.
The earlier warning was for waves of up to 3 meters (10 feet). The Japan Meteorological Agency had urged residents to flee quickly to higher ground.
The largest wave recorded was 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) at Sendai Bay.
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