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No California tsunami warning from Myanmar earthquake

March 24, 2011 |  7:43 am

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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