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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.5M Japan Earthquake

November 13, 2015, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated November 13, 11:43 AM
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***Updated at 11:40 a.m. to include updated information from the United States Geological Survey.***

The United States Geological Survey has updated the magnitude of the earthquake located northwest of the Ryukyu Islands to a 6.5 magnitude earthquake.

Preliminary reports listed the earthquake as a 7.0 magnitude.

No tsunami was generated, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

***Original story posted at 11:15 a.m.***

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake northwest of the Ryukyu Islands.

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According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Friday at 10:51 a.m. Hawai’i time.

United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 99 miles west-southwest of Makurazaki, Japan; 102 miles west-southwest of Kaseda, Japan; 108 miles west-southwest of Kushikino, Japan; 112 miles west-southwest of Ijuin, Japan; and 470 miles south-southeast of seoul, South Korea.

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