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7.3 Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Japan

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TOKYO (AP) -- 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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