A huge magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck eastern Japan, sparking fears of an imminent tsunami. A tsunami advisory warning has already been issued for the Miyagi Prefecture along the country’s northeast coast. According to locals, the earthquake was “felt strongly” across the country, including the capital Tokyo.
Video of the earthquake’s aftermath shows devastating tremors rocking an office building.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) registered the strength at magnitude 7.2.
The USGS added that the earthquake was centred 34 kilometers east of Ishinomaki at a depth of 60 kilometers.
The coast of the Miyagi prefecture was previously heavily damaged during the huge earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
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