Tsunami warning in Japan after major earthquake

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Abingdon and Wantage, South Oxford and Kennington. Call me on 01865 425431

A strong earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan today and a tsunami warning has been issued.

Buildings in Tokyo swayed for several minutes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 8.18am UK time.

The epicentre was 6.2 miles beneath the seabed.

The warning said the tsunami could be as high as six feet.

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10:22am Fri 7 Dec 12

xjohnx says...

Local news???

Or are you just packing the page.
Local news??? Or are you just packing the page. xjohnx
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