Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

Published December 07, 2012

Associated Press

TOKYO –  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.

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