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Tsunami warning issued for Japan's Hokkaido island

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TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) A tsunami warning was issued today for the eastern part of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and a lesser warning for a wide swathe of northeastern and eastern Honshu, Japan's main island, NHK public television said.

The earliest possible arrival of the tsunami was estimated at 2 pm (1030 hrs IST) on the eastern coast of Hokkaido with an estimated maximum height of one metre.

The warning came after a moderate earthquake on the Japanese scale of 3 rocked parts of eastern Hokkaido and northeastern Honshu.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from the earthquake.

REUTERS SY RAI1031

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