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Japan issues tsunami alert after powerful quake hits Philippines

A tsunami alert has been issued for western Japan’s Pacific coast following a major earthquake in the Philippines, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Saturday.

A tsunami alert has been issued for western Japan’s Pacific coast following a major earthquake in the Philippines. (Representational Imgae)(AP)

The tsunami, which is estimated to be 1 metre high, will likely reach Japan as early as 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (1630 GMT on Saturday), public broadcaster NHK reported.

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