(Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: No danger anticipated for California following earthquake in Japan

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: The U.S. Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3 but has since downgraded it to 6.9.

Reports of a 7.3 earthquake that took place in Japan on Monday afternoon has set off tsunami warnings for the northern edge of that country, with 10-foot waves expected.

Fears that this tsunami would affect the U.S.’s western coastline were allayed however, when the National Weather Service reported that after preliminary assessments there is no danger anticipated for our region.

The earthquake struck near Fukushima, in the region where a devastating earthquake and tsunami killed over 15,000 people in 2011.EarthquakeJapanTsunamiWest Coast

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