A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan
A strong 7.3-magnitude 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. (0818 GMT) Friday. The epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beneath the seabed.
The warning said the tsunami could be as high as 2 meters (2.19 yards).
Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.
The last devastating quake in Japan was on March 11, 2011, and that left more than 15,000 people dead.
- Asian Tribune -