Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan
A strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan and authorities have issued a warning of a possible tsunami.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. local time Friday. The epicentre was 10 kilometers beneath the seabed.
The warning said the tsunami could be as high as two metres.
Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.
Japan earthquake tsunami warning issued
A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast.
The epicentre of the quake was about 245km (153 miles) south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake was felt in the capital Tokyo, media report.
The tsunami warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.