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No tsunami threat to Hawaii following 6.6-magnitude earthquake near Japan

  • COURTESY USGS
                                The location of the earthquake.

    COURTESY USGS

    The location of the earthquake.

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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 6.6-magnitude earthquake near Japan this morning.

The earthquake was reported early this morning just 84 miles from Amami, Kagoshima, Japan, according to USGS.

“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,” according to an alert from the National Weather Service.

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