Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, triggers tsunami warning

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 jolted Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo where it left hundreds of thousands briefly without power. The tremor hit off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, some 275 kilometers (170 miles) northeast of Tokyo and at a depth of 60 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. It revived memories of a devastating quake 11 years earlier in the same region. There were some reports of fires, but there otherwise were no immediate reports or signs of major damage. A number of people sustained injuries across northeastern Japan, but none of them appeared serious, with most sustained in falls or from being struck by falling objects.
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