No tsunami threat from 6.8 quake off Japan
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu has confirmed that there is no tsunami threat from a 6.8 magnitude earthquake off Japan.
The quake hit at 2:28 p.m. Sunday near the epicenter (7:28 p.m. Saturday Hawaii time) under the sea several hundred miles southeast of Honshu, Japan, shaking buildings in the capital.
The quake, which struck near the uninhabited island of Torishima in the Pacific Ocean, was centered about 307 miles south-southwest of Tokyo, and about 216 miles below the sea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Japan's Meterological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.
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