A powerful earthquake rattles Japan

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Violent tremors recorded as having a magnitude 7.3 earthquake near the coast of Japan

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan late March 16 and issued a tsunami warning to authorities. According to a geological survey in the United States, a small earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred about two minutes before the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning to Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures on Wednesday night. Residents of Tokyo also felt shaking. This video, taken by Twitter user @ 9lg_312, shows a swaying apartment in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. The uploader told Storyful that the footage was recorded when the second largest quake struck. Credit: @ 9lg_312 (via Storyful)