A fallen tree is seen on a sidewalk in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sept. 1, 2020, after a powerful typhoon passed near the southern Japan islands. (Kyodo)

TOKYO - At least eight people were injured Tuesday as a powerful typhoon passed island chains of Okinawa Prefecture, bringing gusts of up to 196 kilometers per hour and heavy rains, the weather agency and local authorities said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of strong gusts, high waves, high tides, mudslides and flooding as Typhoon Maysak is projected to move along the sea west of Japan's southwestern main island of Kyushu on Wednesday night.

Without making landfall on Kyushu, the typhoon will likely travel toward the Korean Peninsula, according to the agency's projection.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Typhoon Maysak, which is the name of a tree in the Cambodian language, was traveling 270 km off Kume Island, Okinawa Prefecture. It had an atmospheric pressure of 935 hectopascals at its center and was packing winds of up to 252 kph.

Broken pieces of an exterior wall of a building are scattered on a street in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sept. 1, 2020, as a typhoon moves northward near the southern Japan islands. (Kyodo)