Tsunami warning lifted for Japan, Taiwan after 7.9 quake

WASHINGTON Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:18pm IST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tsunami warning has been lifted for Japan, Taiwan and a number of Pacific island countries but remained in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia and Belau following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday off the Philippines.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning center issued the updated warning, which also kept a number of areas of the Pacific on watch for a potential tsunami following the quake.

(Reporting by Vicki Allen; Editing by Bill Trott)

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