Witnesses said that a strong earthquake has hit Japan’s north-eastern coast, shaking buildings in Tokyo where people were forced out of their homes,.
The most severe tsunami warning was issued by Japan authorities, saying a wave as high as 6m (20ft) could strike the coast near Miyagi region.
The powerful 8.8-magnitude quake struck about 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at a depth of 20 miles it was said by US officials
TV pictures showed a wave crashing into the Pacific coast.
The flow of water carried automobiles and ships as it surged through a coastal town.
The surge of water carried cars and ships as it surged through a coastal town.