Maui News

No Tsunami From 6.8M Earthquake Off Japan

July 11, 2014, 10:26 AM HST
* Updated July 11, 10:56 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

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.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments