Strong earthquake hits part of Japan devasted by tsunami 10 years ago

A strong earthquake has hit areas of Japan devastated by the tsunami 10 years ago, that saw thousands lose their lives.

The quake hit the coast north of Tokyo at 6.26pm local time (9.26am UK) and had a magnitude of 7.2, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

There were warnings it had generated a one metre-high tsunami.