Major earthquake in Japan

Strong earthquake shakes northeastern Japan, NHK TV says tsunami warning issued.
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Magnitude 7.3. Depth 36.1km / 22.4 miles

via BBC – The epicentre of the quake was about 300km (183 miles) from Kamiashi at a depth of about 33km, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was felt in the capital Tokyo, media report. The tsunami warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.

via ABC.net.au The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no risk of a Pacific-wide tsunami from the quake.

Tweets from ABC.net.au reporter Mark Willacy.

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