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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.7M Japan Earthquake

January 13, 2016, 6:34 PM HST
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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Hokkaido, Japan.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Wednesday at 5:25 p.m. Hawai’i time.

United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 31 miles southeast of Shizunai, Japan; 70 miles south-southwest of Obihiro, Japan; 73 miles southeast of Tomakomai, Japan; 75 miles south-southwest of Otofuke, Japan; and 460 miles north-northeast of Tokyo, Japan.

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