Japan lifts tsunami warning issued after quake in northeast

TOKYO Fri Dec 7, 2012 4:12pm IST

Japan Meteorological Agency's Senior Coordinator for Seismological Information Makoto Saito points to the spot showing the centre of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, during a news conference in Tokyo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Meteorological Agency's Senior Coordinator for Seismological Information Makoto Saito points to the spot showing the centre of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, during a news conference in Tokyo December 7, 2012.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japan Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake centred off the coast shook buildings as far away as Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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