TODAY   |  December 07, 2012

Japan shaken by 7.3 quake, tsunami alerts

A 7.3 magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s northeastern coast, temporarily triggering some tsunami waves reaching up to three feet, but there was no concern of a widespread tsunami. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.

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>> hill in for natalie at the news desk.

>> willie, thanks, good morning. a powerful earthquake rocked japan this morning causing the buildings in tokyo to sway for several minutes. the 7.3 magnitude quake struck off the island nation 's northeast coast. that is the same region that was slammed by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 . the quake triggered some tsunami waves of about three feet or less, but there was no concern of a widespread tsunami, and no reports of problems at any of the country's nuclear