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Strong quake off New Caledonia does not pose tsunami threat


    A strong earthquake off New Caledonia this morning did not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.


A strong earthquake off the coast of New Caledonia does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The preliminary magnitude 6.1 quake struck at 9:31 a.m. 145.8 miles east-southeast of Tadine, New Caledonia at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin.

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