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.