Earthquake hits Japan, Setting off small Tsunami

www.cnn.com   –  By Alex Zolbert and Jethro Mullen, CNN

Tokyo (CNN)– A powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday evening, rattling buildings in Tokyo and setting off a small tsunami.  The 7.3-magnitude quake on Friday took place out at sea — 462 kilometers (287 miles) east-northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 36 kilometers (22 miles) — the U.S. Geological Survey said, slightly revising the initial location it gave.  Some roads were closed and rail services suspended in the northeastern prefecture of Miyagi, where a one-meter (3-foot) tsunami rolled ashore. It was followed by four other waves ranging from eight to 16 inches. Only minor injuries were reported immediately, including five in Miyagi and five on the outskirts of Tokyo.  

3 foot tall Tsunami rolled ashore in Miyagi, Japan

3 foot tall Tsunami rolled ashore in Miyagi, Japan

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