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    An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the area.

    Japan's Meteorological Agency raised the tsunami warning for the area of Honshu. But the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.

    The quake hit at 2:10 a.m. Saturday Tokyo time (1710 GMT), the USGS said.

    The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) away.
    Reports are varying. I've seen reports of 5.3, 5.8, 7.3, 7.6, and 8.2 on the Richter Scale, so clearly there's some confusion involved here, but it's sounding like it's a pretty big one.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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    Good news. There was a tsunami, but it was quite small:


    Japanese media reported a 30-centimeter tsunami had reached Japan's east coast.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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