7.3 Magnitude Quake Triggers Tsunami in Japan

No deaths or injuries reported


A 7.3 magnitude quake has struck off Japan's eastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and sparking evacuations.

A one-metre wave hit Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture and many people heeded calls to move to higher ground before all alerts were later lifted.

The quake epicentre was about 245km (150 miles) south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km, the US Geological Survey said.

Miyagi was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.