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A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast.

The epicentre of the quake was about 245km (153 miles) south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was felt in the capital Tokyo, media report.

The tsunami warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat to the wider Pacific Ocean but that a tsunami could be generated that was destructive for local coastlines.

Warnings of the tsunami height varied from between 50cm and two metres. Evacuations have been ordered from some of the affected areas. Buildings were reported to have swayed in Tokyo for several minutes. (BBC)

  Comments - 12

  • Sodha-paluwa Friday, 07 December 2012 09:36 AM

    Oh, may god save Japan, I have ordered a car for my permit.

    Mervin Aiyya Friday, 07 December 2012 09:53 AM

    People like you should be washed away.

    Sareek Friday, 07 December 2012 10:20 AM

    Expect tsunami around diyawanna oya area.

    Dee Friday, 07 December 2012 10:31 AM

    should have sold it.

    abb Friday, 07 December 2012 10:34 AM

    Today tsunami in SL too

    abb Friday, 07 December 2012 10:35 AM

    Including the PSC

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 December 2012 10:34 AM

    Those "Helping Hambanthota" chaps might be praying for the Tsunami to hit Sri Lanka again, so that they can open another bank account.

    Paul Albert Friday, 07 December 2012 10:46 AM

    you meant Switzerland

    xlntgson Friday, 07 December 2012 10:57 AM

    Nature's orgy!

    Dilshan Friday, 07 December 2012 11:13 AM

    Hope the ambassador in Japan will not throw another chicken& dhal curry party at the cost of Sri Lankan residents in Japan.

    Cobra Friday, 07 December 2012 01:08 PM

    Is it happening?

    Nodrog Saturday, 08 December 2012 04:04 AM

    Individual's stupidity!

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