Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits eastern Japan, no tsunami threat

May 30, 2015 11:58 AM

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A powerful but extremely deep earthquake Saturday struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. local time at a depth of 370 miles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 421 miles.

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