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No California tsunami warning from Myanmar earthquake

The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Myanmar on Thursday was not powerful enough to generate a Pacific Ocean tsunami that would affect California, officials said.

"This earthquake is located too far inland and too deep inside the earth to generate a tsunami," according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake hit near the Myanmar-Thailand border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials said it occurred deep underground and would not produce a tsunami on the Indian Ocean either. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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Wow, close call for you guys in LA.

Who would have thought an inland earthquake two and a half thousand miles from the Pacific Ocean wouldn't generate a Tsunami capable of striking LA.

In other news, the stiff breeze currently blowing over Mozambique is unlikely to cause any damage to Los Angeles, officials say...

What is up with all the large magnitude earthquakes??

How could a inland earthquake with a strong magnitude raise concern over the United States


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