Tsunami warning lifted for Japan's northern coast after 6.9 quake

An earthquake expert from Japan's Meteorological Agency at a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo on Feb 17, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
An earthquake expert from Japan's Meteorological Agency at a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo on Feb 17, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - The Japan Meteorological Agency said on Tuesday that a tsunami warning has been lifted for the country's northeast coast.

The agency had issued the warning earlier after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off north-eastern Japan.