Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile earthquake

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A tsunami measuring up to 40 centimeters was monitored at a port in Japan's Iwate Prefecture, following an 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, reports Xinhua citing local media.

A tidal wave of about 20 centimeters was observed at Iwate's Kuji port, reports Kyodo News.

Japan has issued a tsunami alert for Pacific coasts of Hokkaido and Tohoku, parts of the Kanto, and the Ogasawara and Izu islands.

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