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Japan Hit By 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami Warning Issued

07/12/2012 10:21 | Updated 07 December 2012

Japan was hit by a strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning - leading to a small tsunami.

The quake hit the coast of northeast Japan - the same region hit by a huge tsunami in March 2011 that killed nearly 20,000 and was felt as far away as Toyko.

A metre high wave has hit the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, 227m from the capital, which was affected by last year's Tsunami.

There have been no reports of death or injury.

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People use mobile phones as they are stranded at Sendai railway station in Sendai following the earthquake

Japan's prime minister Yoshihiko Noda has cancelled campaigning in Tokyo, ahead of an election in two weeks, after the quake, Reuters reports.

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