Japan earthquake shakes shopping mall as terrified locals fall to the ground

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6wf63q1at1demxe/VRP18801.mp4?dl=0

An earthquake hit Japan today (Match 20) sparking tsunami warnings and shaking buildings.

Footage from a shopping mall in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, shows people fall to the ground in fear and clothes racks tumbling over as the tremors were felt.

The magnitude 7 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu at 6:09pm local time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Residents in the capital felt the tremors shake their building amid fears that a tsunami could follow.