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No West Coast tsunami expected after Japan's strong earthquake

No tsunami is expected to hit the U.S. West Coast after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake Thursday morning off the coast of Japan. 

There was concern, however, about a tsunami striking Japan's coast, which was devastated by an earlier tsunami that followed the 9.0 earthquake a month ago.

Thousands died in the tsunami generated by the March 11 quake near Sendai. And Japan is still trying to manage radiation releases from a nuclear plant damaged by the wave.

The latest quake occurred at 7:32 a.m. Pacific time near the coast of Honshu, Japan, according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. Large aftershocks are common after major earthquakes.

 A 6.5 magnitude shaker also struck Thursday morning in Mexico.  

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-- Howard Blume

 
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Let's dot-square Chile, Australia, Japan (greatest hit in past 12 months) and California on a map, and what do you get?
You guessed it, an almost perfect square covering the North American tetonic plate.
And what else did you guess? ...that California is the missing link, yet.
Time to leave California to all those adorable democrats?

I know, you should move to the Midwest or the South where they have floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes on a yearly basis.


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