Magnitude 7.3 Quake Rattles Off East Coast of Japanese Island

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 25, 2013; 8:43 PM ET
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A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has been recorded of the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The quake occurred at 2:10 a.m. local time Saturday.

Following the quake, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for several coastal regions of Japan.

No tsunami damage is expected, the agency said, but a slight change in sea level may be observed in some areas.

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The USGS noted that there is not threat to the West Coast of the United States, or Hawaii.

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