Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan

A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo on Friday.
Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the US Geological Survey said, adding that there was no risk of a widespread tsunami. That was revised from an earlier estimate of 7.4.
Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
A one-metre-high tsunami has hit Japan's northeast coast was recorded in Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi prefecture that was badly hit by the tsunami of March 2011, which killed thousands.
Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
Train services were disrupted after the earthquake struck during the evening rush hour. People are seen waiting at a station in this picture.
Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
Firefighters persuade residents to evacuate after the earthquake hit the area in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture.
Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan
People crowd at Sendai railway station in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, after trains were halted following a strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan.

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