Powerful quake shakes Tokyo

2012-12-07 10:45

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Earthquake shakes Japan

2012-12-07 11:22

Authorities in Japan have issued a warning of a possible tsunami after a strong earthquake jolted the northeastern part of the country. Watch Kyodo News newsroom shaking. WATCH

Tokyo - A powerful earthquake was felt in Tokyo on Friday, triggering a tsunami alert on the northeast coast and setting buildings in the Japanese capital swaying violently.

The tsunami was forecast to be around 1m high, media said. Initial reports put the epicentre near to that of the 11 March quake that sparked a devastating tsunami.

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