Tokyo: A massive earthquake rocked Tokyo at 5.18 pm on Friday. The quake measured 7.3 in Richter Scale. Buildings in the Japanese capital were seen swaying violently as a result of the quake. Eastern and north-eastern parts of Japan were also affected by the quake.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant was, however, unaffected. Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates the Fukushima nuclear plant, reported no irregularities at its nuclear plants after the quake.
A warning for one-metre high tsunami waves was issued near the Miyagi Prefecture coast in northeastern Japan, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March last year. Authorities asked people to move to higher grounds. Sources said later that one-metre high tsunami had hit Miyagi.
The epicentre of Friday's quake was Honshu island. pacific Tsunami Warning Centre sources, however, said that there was no risk of widespread tsunami.