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No tsunami from 6.2 quake in Vanuatu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:24 p.m. HST, Oct 20, 2012

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake at Vanuatu occurred today but did not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 

Scientist Dailin Wang said the earthquake occurred at 1 p.m., Hawaii time at Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, 3,600 miles away from the islands.

“We were not affected,” he said. “There is no tsunami threat anywhere.”

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