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A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami advisory.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 36 miles below the sea at 11.38pm local time. 

The agency issued a tsunami advisory for a surge of up to three feet of water in parts of Miyagi and Fukushima.  

NHK national television said the tsunami might have reached some areas already.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, which operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that suffered multiple meltdowns following the 2011 quake and tsunami that destroyed its cooling systems, said workers were checking for any possible damage.

The quake shook large parts of eastern Japan, including Tokyo, where buildings shook violently.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage. 

Footage taken during the earthquake shows tables and chairs in Japanese homes shaking

Footage taken during the earthquake shows tables and chairs in Japanese homes shaking

Footage taken during the earthquake shows tables and chairs in Japanese homes shaking 

A lamp quivers during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Fukushima earlier today

A lamp quivers during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Fukushima earlier today

A lamp quivers during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Fukushima earlier today 

Source: DailyMail

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