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Japan's eastern coast hit by tsunami triggered by Tonga eruption

Waves 1.2 meters high reported; agency warns of those up to 3 meters

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga, which triggered a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations, is seen in an image from the NOAA GOES-West satellite taken at 05:10 a.m. GMT on Jan. 15. (Handout photo from CIRA/NOAA)   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A tsunami caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga reached Japan's Pacific coast late Saturday.

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