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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake near coast of Japan

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 13:57:09-04

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake happened early Saturday in the Pacific Ocean about 200 miles east of Japan’s main island of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency has issued tsunami advisories for parts of the Japanese coast, including Fukushima prefecture.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no widespread tsunami threat to the Pacific region.