Japan earthquake: 7.3 magnitude, tremors in Tokyo; Small tsunami hits coast

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Earthquake struck 231 miles east of the Japanese island of Honshu

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck off Japan’s east coast, Saturday morning, near the Fukushima nuclear site, the US Geological Survey said.

Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the area. A small tsunami caused by the quake hit the eastern coast but no damage was reported, according to the BBC. Some agencies reported the magnitude as 7.6.

The quake hit at 3:10 a.m. Saturday Tokyo time (1310 GMT), the USGS said. The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) away. Japan’s Meteorological Agency raised the tsunami warning for the area of Honshu. But the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.

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