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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after large earthquake off Japan

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

The quake was measured at a magnitude 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake happened at 11:12 a.m. HST, about 21 miles southeast of Ofunato, Japan or 256 miles north-northeast of Tokyo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports, "Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Repeat. A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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