December 7, 2012 / 10:43 AM / 5 years ago

Japan lifts tsunami warning issued after quake in northeast

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.Toru Hanai

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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