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No tsunami threat in Southland after Indonesia earthquake

January 10, 2012 | 12:03 pm

No tsunami warning was issued for Southern California in the wake of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake Tuesday morning in Indonesia, officials said.

The National Weather Service said there was no threat of a destructive tsunami, but did warn of a "very small possibility of a local tsunami" that could affect areas no more than 100 kilometers from the epicenter.

The Pacific Ocean separates the U.S. mainland and the center of the quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a shallow magnitude 7.3 earthquake 261 miles from Banda Aceh, Indonesia. No damage or injuries were reported. 


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