Strong quake hits north Japan, tsunami warning issued

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:51 AM
Strong quake hits north Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said.

A tsunami warning of up to 50 cm was issued for northeast Japan, NHK reported.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)