Japan earthquake tsunami warning issued

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes said he felt his building shake "violently"

A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast.

The epicentre of the quake was about 245km (150 miles) south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake was felt in the capital Tokyo and a one-metre tsunami is reported to have reached the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture.

Miyagi was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Swaying violently

The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat to the wider Pacific Ocean but that a tsunami could be generated that was destructive for local coastlines.

There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Warnings of the tsunami height have varied between 50cm and 2m.

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Comment by Recall 15 on December 7, 2012 at 4:11pm

Buoy 21419 - KURIL ISLANDS - 209NM SE of Kuril Is.

Buoy 21402 - 286NM East of Simushir Island

From Direct Link:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=21402&type=2&...

Buoy 21416 - KAMCHATKA PENINSULA -240NM SE of Kamchatka Peninsula, RU

From Direct Link:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=21416&type=2&...

Buoy

21415 (LLNR 984.85) - ATTU - 175 NM South of Attu, AK

From Direct Link:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=21415&type=2&...

Comment by Recall 15 on December 7, 2012 at 4:02pm

7 buoys in event mode:

From:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Buoy 52402 - SOUTHEAST SAIPAN - 540NM ESE of Saipan

From Direct Link:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=52402&type=2&...

Buoy 52401 - NORTHEAST SAIPAN - 610 NM ENE of Saipan

From Direct Link:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=52401&type=2&...

Buoy 21413 (undefined) - SOUTHEAST TOKYO - 700NM SSE of Tokyo, JP

From Direct Link:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=21413&type=2&...

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