No tsunami threat to Hawaii after large earthquake off Japan

HONSHU, Japan (HawaiiNewsNow) - A strong earthquake shook an area off the east coast of Honshu Saturday, but was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The quake was measured at a magnitude 7.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake happened at 2:57 p.m. HST, about 130 miles east of Sendai.

The quake prompted tsunami advisories for several coastal regions, including Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The areas were among the hardest hit by this year's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Kyodo news agency says there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Tremors from the quake were felt as far away as Tokyo.

Here is a link to the Pacific tsunami Warning Center

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