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No Tsunami From 6.8M Earthquake Off Japan

July 11, 2014, 10:26 AM HST
* Updated July 11, 10:56 AM
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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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