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Quake strikes off Honshu, Japan

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The magnitude of the temblor is 6.6
  • It struck at 4:26 a.m. Saturday (3:26 p.m. ET on Friday)
  • No tsunami alerts have been issued

(CNN) -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 4:26 a.m. (3:26 p.m. ET Friday) at a depth of about 36 kilometers (23 miles) and was centered 107 kilometers (66 miles) east-southeast from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan, or 576 kilometers (358 miles) north-northeast of Tokyo.

No tsunami alerts were issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.