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No tsunami threat expected from earthquake in Japan

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat following reports of an earthquake this afternoon near Japan.

The PTWC said the magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Hawaii time near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

“Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” said the PTWC in a statement.

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