A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred on Wednesday April 3 near Taiwan just before 00:00 GMT. Waves three meters high or more, which are feared in Okinawa.

“Evacuate to higher areas, do not turn around,” recommended a presenter on Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a tsunami alert in the Okinawa islands (southwest of Japan) The JMA has also issued a warning in the rest of Japan.