Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo and led to a tsunami warning for coastal areas of the northeast, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.


The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the US Geological Survey said.  A warning for a one metre tsunami was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 2011. (Reuters)