7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning lifted

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck on Friday off Japan`s east coast, the US Geological Survey said, triggering small tsunamis but causing no apparent damage.

Updated: Oct 26, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Tokyo: The tsunami warning was lifted on Saturday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan`s east coast early today. The small tsunami, triggered by the earthquake, did not cause any damage.

After tsunamis of upto 40 centimetres were reported, images of calm sea waters were later shown by the state television.

The earthquake reportedly took place at 2:10 Tokyo time about 290 kilometers off Fukushima. The tremors were also felt 300 miles away in Tokyo.

Officials of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant said that no damage has been caused in the wake of the earthquake.

An earthquake and tsunami struck the area in 2011 triggering massive radiation leak at the Fukushima plant and killing thousands of people.