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Tsunami Warning lifted after strong earthquake strikes Japan

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 07 2012 03:02:24 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 07 2012 05:42:39 AM CST
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TOKYO -

A powerful earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast has rattled buildings in Tokyo and triggered small tsunamis. But Japan's Meteorological Agency now has lifted the tsunami warning.

The magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the same area hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year.

There have been no reports of serious damage from the temblor, but several people are reported to have been hurt.

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A strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan and authorities have issued a warning of a possible tsunami.
    
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday. The epicenter was 10 kilometers  (6.2 miles) beneath the seabed.
    
The warning said the tsunami could be as high as 2 meters (2.19 yards).
    
Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.