11 Mar '11, 6am

Japan's meteorological agency warns that a tsunami as high as 6m could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture

Japan's meteorological agency warns that a tsunami as high as 6m could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture

Reporters at the Associated Press Tokyo Bureau take shelter under a table while a strong quake strikes eastern Japan. TOKYO - THE Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says a tsunami warning is in effect for a large swath of the Pacific after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Japan. A tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and US state of Hawaii. An earlier report had put the quake at 7.9. Numerous injuries were reported by police in Japan's Miyagi prefecture. Japan's NHK says a small tsunami hit the shore near the epicentre around 3pm local time (2pm Singapore time). The public broadcaster showed black smoke billowing from a building in Odaiba, a Tokyo suburb, and bullet trains to the north of the country were halted. Television showed cars bobbi...

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