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Strong Earthquake off Japanese Coast, Tsunami Warning in Place

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck just off of the Japanese coastline around 3:00 PM Central Time. A tsunami warning is in place for one prefecture in the country, with multiple tsunami advisories active. As of 3:55 CST, tsunami waves have been detected off of the eastern Japanese coast.

There is no current threat for a tsunami along the American west coast.

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