A strong earthquake has hit northeastern Japan.
The Meteorological Agency says the 7.3-magnitude quake occurred at 5:18 PM Friday, Japan time.
The quake's focus was 10 kilometers under the seabed off the Sanriku coast. The area was hit by a magnitude-9 quake and tsunami on March 11th last year.
At 6:02 PM, a 1-meter-high tsunami was observed in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture.
At 6:10 PM, a 20-centimeter tsunami was observed at Ofunato Port in Iwate Prefecture.
Shortly after 7 PM, the Meteorological Agency lifted all tsunami warnings and advisories for the region.
The quake had an intensity of 5-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 in parts of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures.
Smaller jolts were felt in Tokyo and other areas.