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Strong quake off Indonesia did not generate Pacific-wide tsunami

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:45 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2012

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Indonesia but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said..

The quake, which was centered 74 miles south-southeast of Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia at a depth of 20 miles, hit at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at the epicenter (3:16 p.m. Friday Hawaii time), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach issued a bulletin saying that the quake is not expected to generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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