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Small waves reach Japan after Chile quake, no injuries

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Small waves have reached Japanese coast one day after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit Chile.


   Japan's Meteorological Agency says a wave of 70 centimeters (28 inches) was seen Friday in the port of Kuji, the area hit by the March 2011 disaster.


   The agency issued a tsunami advisory earlier Friday for the Japanese coast on the Pacific side, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south.


   Smaller waves have been detected across the country. One up to 40 centimeters (16 inches) was recorded in Erimo on Hokkaido and another of up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) in Fukushima.


   No injury or damages have been reported from the waves, but some coastal towns have issued evacuation advisories as a precautionary step.

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