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No Tsunami From 6.8M
Earthquake Off Japan

Posted 10:26 AM HST, July 11, 2014

By Dave Smith

The location of today's earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan. USGS image.

The location of today’s earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan. USGS image.

A strong earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan today did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The tremor, which occurred at 9:22 a.m. Hawaii time, registered a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, the Ewa Beach, Oahu-based center said.

The epicenter of the quake was near the east coast of the island of Honshu, about 176 miles east-northeast of Tokyo. It occurred at a depth of 8.3 miles, the US Geologic Survey said.

It was located about 55 miles northeast of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011.

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