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Japan earthquake triggers tsunami

  • A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast this morning.

    The quake triggered a tsunami warning and a 3-foot wave that has hit Miyagi Prefecture. The wave hit the city of Ishinomaki.

    The quake was also felt strongly in the capital, Tokyo.

    The epicenter was 150 miles south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km.

    According to he U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there was no threat to the wider Pacific Ocean but added that a tsunami could be generated.

    There have so far been no reports of deaths or injuries.