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Tsunami warning lifted for strong Japan earthquake

By Associated Press Staff
Published On: Dec 07 2012 05:09:53 AM CST

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast.

The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore Friday night, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly hurt.

After the quake, authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as 2 meters could hit. Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, reported that a tsunami of 1 meter hit around an hour after the earthquake.

About two hours after the quake struck, the tsunami warning was cancelled.