Japan earthquake triggers tsunami
December 7 , 2012
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.