No tsunami threat following 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Japan

No tsunami threat following 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Japan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A strong earthquake has shaken an area near Japan, but it was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The temblor was measured at a preliminary magnitude 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  It was centered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

The earthquake happened at 9:30 a.m. HST.

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