7.3-magnitude earthquake hits east Japan, tsunami warning issued
TOKYO (REUTERS) - A strong earthquake jolted Japan’s north-east coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings and triggering a tsunami warning.
The tremor registered magnitude 7.3 and as high as a 6-plus on the Japanese shaking intensity scale in some areas – too strong for people to stand, according to public broadcaster NHK.
The same region was hit by a major quake followed by a tsunami in 2011 that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Strong tremors were felt in the country's north-eastern and eastern areas, including the capital Tokyo.
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