Massive quake hits Japan, followed by tsunami

TOKYO (AP) - A 8.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off Japan's northeastern coast, shaking buildings in Tokyo for several minutes and sending people out into the streets.

Japanese television has also shown major tsunami damage following the earthquake.

Public broadcaster NHK showed cars, trucks, houses and buildings being swept away.

The agency says the quake struck at 2:46 p.m. (local time) Friday at a depth of 6 miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast.