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No tsunami threat from 6.2 magnitude Japan earthquake


 A 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck this morning off of Sendai, Japan at 7:51 a.m. Hawaii time failed to generate a tsunami threat for Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The United States Geological Survey. says the quake was centered at a depth of 22.1 miles in the Pacific Ocean, 59 miles east of Fukushima prefecture, in the same region of northeastern Japan devastated by March’s earthquake and tsunami. The epicenter is 175 miles northeast of Tokyo.

On Saturday afternoon, a magnitude-6.4 quake struck in the same area off the east coast of Honshu.

About 23,000 people died or were left missing across wide swaths of& Japan’s northeast coastline after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Another 80,000 have been forced to evacuate their homes because of the radiation threat from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

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