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Earthquake hits Japan and triggers tsunami warning


A strong earthquake has hit the northeast part of Japan and authorities have issued a warning of a possible tsunami.


The 7.3 quake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. friday.


The epicenter was about 6.2 miles beneath the seabed.


The warning said the tsunami could be as high as 2 meters (2.19 yards).


Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.

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