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No tsunami threat from earthquake near Tonga

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:03 p.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

No tsunami is expected from a magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Tonga this afternoon.

The earthquake struck at 3:29 p.m. Hawaii time, about 1:29 p.m. in Tonga. It was centered about 99 miles west northwest of Hihifo, Tonga and about 240 miles west southwest of Apia, Samoa.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says based on available data, there is no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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false wrote:
We are so lucky but one day, it will run out. So be ready.
on January 20,2014 | 03:18PM
HLOEWEN wrote:
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on January 20,2014 | 11:15PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Yep. Herb happened for a reason. Marriage equality, ditto.
on January 21,2014 | 03:05AM
HanabataDays wrote:
5.9 and no Pacific-wide tsunami was generated? Boy, we sure dodged a bullet that time! *snort*
on January 21,2014 | 03:03AM
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