Powerful earthquake hits Pacific south of Japan

Powerful earthquake hits Pacific south of Japan

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A powerful earthquake hit a small chain of islands off the coast of Japan on Tuesday.

There is currently no threat of a tsunami, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey listed it as a 6.3-magnitude quake that struck about 154 miles from Chichi-shima, Japan, which is about 550 miles south of Tokyo.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the earthquake was very deep, about 300 miles below the ocean's surface.

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