By Dave Smith
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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