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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.3 quake near Japan

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Courtesy: USGS Courtesy: USGS
Courtesy: Japan meteorological agency Courtesy: Japan meteorological agency
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A strong earthquake shook an area off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday morning, but it was not strong enough to generate any sort of tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The quake was measured at a magnitude 7.3, according to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Japanese meteorological agency has reportedly issued a tsunami advisory for five prefectures on the eastern shores of the country. 

The Weather Channel and Reuters both reported that a small tsunami of about 1 foot had been observed in the Miyagi prefecture of Japan. There were no initial reports of any damage on land. 

The earthquake happened shortly after 7 a.m. HST at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

We will have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available. 

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