7.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 7.2 magnitude earthquake has occurred off the northern, east coast of Honshu, Japan.

The quake was about 200 miles offshore at a depth of 6.2 miles and struck at 11:45 a.m. local time, which is 4:45 p.m. in Hawaii.

There was also a magnitude 6.3 aftershock.

There are no reports of damage or injuries.

No destructive widespread tsunami threat is expected based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, according to the country's meteorological agency.

A 20-inch tsunami was expected to hit the coast line but there are no reports of the wave reaching shore.

There is no reported tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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