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Strong earthquake recorded off Japan

U.S. officials say no tsunami is expected for the North American coast is after a significant earthquake off the coast of Japan Monday.

The US National Weather Service says the magnitude 6.9 quake struck off the east coast of island of Honshu.

Officials say there is no tsunami threat from the earthquake based on the available data, although reports say a tsunami advisory has been sounded for parts of the Japanese coast about the possibility of a 1 metre wave.

 

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