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No tsunami threat to isles from second big Kuril Islands quake

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:48 a.m. HST, Mar 1, 2013

The second strong earthquake in the Kuril Islands in less than 24 hours poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The preliminary magnitude-6.5 temblor, which struck at 2:53 a.m. Hawaii time, had an epicenter 57 miles southeast of Ozernovskiy, Russia at a depth of 25 miles, officals at the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no injuries immediately reported.

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