TOKYO (AP) -- A tsunami warning has been lifted after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck early Saturday off Japan's east coast.
Tsunamis of up to 15 inches were reported at four areas along the coast, but the advisory for a region that included the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was lifted less than two hours later after the quake struck.
There have been no reports of damage on land so far, and Japanese television images show calm waters in the nation's harbors.
The quake hit at 2:10 a.m. Tokyo time. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered about 170 miles off Fukushima. The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles away.
A disaster official in the Fukushima prefecture describes the quake as "fairly big" and says it cause "quite a bit" of rattling, but "nothing fell to the floor or broke."
TOKYO (AP) -- An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the area.
Japan's Meteorological Agency raised the tsunami warning for the area of Honshu. But the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.
The quake hit at 2:10 a.m. Saturday Tokyo time (1710 GMT), the USGS said.
The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) away.
All but two of Japan's 50 reactors have been offline since the March 2011 magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns and massive radiation leaks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, about 250 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of Tokyo.
About 19,000 people were killed.