TOKYO (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.
Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
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