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No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.
According to NOAA's National Weather Service and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, no tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time:
UPDATE: 6.2 Quake Hits Same Region - Seismic Swarm Developing?!
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0927 AM HST 16 SEP 2011
COORDINATES - 40.2 NORTH 143.1 EAST
LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 6.6 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED. - NOAA.
A major seismic swarm seems to be developing in Japan, as another magnitude 6 earthquake just struck the same region as the 6.6 tremor. The 6.2 quake hit off the East Coast of Honshu at 21:08:05 UTC. The quake was located at 40.221°N, 143.050°E, with a depth of 20.2 km (12.6 miles). The epicentre was 137 km (85 miles) southeast of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan; 172 km (106 miles) northeast of Morioka, Honshu, Japan; 205 km (127 miles) southeast of Aomori, Honshu, Japan; and 580 km (360 miles) northeast of Tokyo, Japan.
In addition to this, several moderate tremors, exceeding the magnitude of 5.0 hit the same area as well.
This activity in Japan, leads me to believe that the location of these tremors along the infamous "Pacific Ring of Fire," will ultimately prove detrimental to America. I am theorizing that the frequency of the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions along the entire Pacific Rim is pulling down or sub-ducting the structure of the ocean floor in a westward movement to Eurasia. This will definitely drag the North American plate downwards and westward as well, given that these earthquakes are occurring in the subduction zone, where the Pacific plate meets with the American one.