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Japan Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning for Coastal Areas

A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan Friday afternoon with a magnitude of 7.3. The quake, which struck at 5:18 p.m. local time, was felt in the capital Tokyo with an epicenter 150 miles southeast of Kamiashi.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no risk for a tsunami along much of Japan’s coast, but a warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi, which suffered major damage in the quake and tsunami in 2011. The March 11, 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake killed or left missing almost 19,000 people.

As for the Friday earthquake, there have been no reported deaths or injuries.

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