Earthquake jolts Japan's northeast coast, triggers tsunami warning

A woman prays in front of a temporary altar at the Hibiya Park in Tokyo, Japan, on March 11, 2022 to commemorate the victims of a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan's northeast on March 11, 2011.
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A strong earthquake jolted Japan's northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings and triggering a tsunami warning.

The tremor registered magnitude 7.3 and as high as a 6-plus on the Japanese shaking intensity scale in some areas — too strong for people to stand, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The same region was hit by a major quake followed by a tsunami in 2011 that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster.