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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.