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Japan Earthquake: No Injuries, Damage, or Tsunami Warning Generated

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Japan Meteorological Agency earthquake expert Koji Nakamura speaks during a press conference at the meteorological Agency in Tokyo on November 14, 2015. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 16 Nov 2015 12:40 PM

A Japan earthquake hit the Ryukyu Islands on Friday but, luckily, there was no threat of a tsunami to America's West Coast, Canada, or Alaska.

The earthquake hit about 90 miles off the western shores Makurazaki, Japan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. CNN first reported the earthquake at 7.0 magnitude, but it has since been adjusted 6.7.

"Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake was not sufficient to generate a tsunami," the National Tsunami Warning Center stated on Friday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency did report, though, that a 1-foot tsunami was registered on the southern Nakanoshima island, part of Kagoshima prefecture, according to the BBC.

Roughly 230,000 people still have not been able to return to their homes since a 2011 earthquake triggered a large a tsunami that left more than 18,000 people dead or missing in northeastern Japan.

Even though the Voice of America stated
that there were no reports of damage or injuries, the Japan earthquake caused a stir on social media.












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