No tsunami threat to Hawaii

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(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

HONOLULU (AP) – A strong earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan does not appear to pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

According to Hawaii News Now, the earthquake occurred at 10:18 p.m. Thursday and had a magnitude of 7.3.

It shook the eastern coast of Japan, but that country’s Meteorological Agency has since lifted a tsunami warning.

The Associated Press reports that one coastal city reported that a tsunami of three feet hit about 45 minutes after the quake. Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.

The office of Homeland Security in Guam also said there is no tsunami threat to that island.

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