HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan is not expected to create a tsunami threat in Hawaii or the West Coast.
Federal agencies say that area includes Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.READ MORE: Just Keep Your Returns: Stores Weigh Paying You Not To Bring Back Unwanted Items
No tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.
The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to about 3 feet. The warning was issued for a coastal area of Japan already torn apart by last month’s tsunami.READ MORE: At Least 1 Person Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree Near Aubrun
Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for about a minute.
Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken the northeast region devastated by the March 11 earthquake, but few have been stronger than 7.0.MORE NEWS: California Cement Industry Working To Pave The Way Toward A Cleaner Future
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