Gallery: 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Causing Three Foot Tsunami


Sendai, Japan, 2006 Radu Razvan /

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s eastern coast early today, triggering a small tsunami and causing many to evacuate. A three-foot tidal wave hit Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, forcing many people to move to higher ground before alerts ended. There has been no immediate reports of deaths, physical injuries or significant damage to the area, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami last year.

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