Strong Earthquake Hits Northeastern Japan, Local Tsunami Warning Issued
by William Sposato
|Dow Jones Newswires
|Friday, December 07, 2012
TOKYO--A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan on Friday afternoon, prompting a warning of a tsunami of up to one meter from the Japan Meteorological Agency for nearby coastal areas.
The quake at 5:18 p.m. local time, 0818 GMT, sent tremors across a wide area of northern Japan, with buildings swaying in the central Tokyo area some 300 km to the south. But there were no reports of damage either in the immediate area or across wider parts of northern Japan.
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