The Meteorological Agency on Sunday afternoon issued a tsunami warning for the Okinawa region after a powerful earthquake centered in eastern Taiwan struck the region, but canceled it about 40 minutes later.

The agency had said that waves up to 1 meter could hit the Yaeyama region, including the island of Miyakojima, and 0.5-meter waves could hit the Okinawa Island region, but canceled the warning at 4:40 p.m.

A small tidal wave was observed on the island of Yonagunijima at 4:06 p.m., it said.

According to the agency, the quake registered 3 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 in two sites, including Yonagunijima, and 2 on several islands, including the islands of Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima.

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