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7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Japan

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A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early Saturday morning.

The quake, which hit near the the country’s southwestern islands just before 6 a.m. local time, triggered a small tsunami of about 1 ft. (30 cm), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

There was no threat of a tsunami traveling across the Pacific Ocean to the western coast of North America, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

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