India will not be affected by the powerful undersea quake that struck Japan on Friday, the tsunami warning centre in Hyderabad said.

“India will not have any effect,” sources in the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) said.

A metre-high tsunami hit northeast Japan on Friday, after a powerful 7.3-magnitude undersea quake struck off the coast which was devastated in last year’s quake-tsunami disaster.

The wave swept ashore at just after 6 p.m. local time in Ishinomaki, a city badly hit by the 2011 tsunami that wrecked a large swathe of the northeast coast, killing thousands.

INCOIS provides ocean information and advisory services to the industry, government and scientific community and society at large.

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