Tsunami warning lifted for quake-hit northeastern Japan
The Associated Press
Published Friday, December 7, 2012 6:10AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2012 7:23AM EST
TOKYO -- Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast.
The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. today, swaying buildings across much of Japan.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly hurt.
After the quake, authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as two metres could hit.
Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, reported that a tsunami of one metre hit at 6:02 p.m.
About two hours after the quake struck, the tsunami warning was cancelled.
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