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No tsunami threat from southwestern Pacific quake

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 05:21 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2012



A preliminary 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck 452 miles northwest of the Balleny Islands region early this morning at 2:32 a.m., but presented no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake struck at a depth of about 6.3 miles.

The Balleny Islands are a series of uninhabited volcanic islands that are part of Antarctica.






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