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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from strong South Pacific quake

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:28 p.m. HST, Apr 18, 2014

A strong South Pacific earthquake did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials in Honolulu said Friday afternoon.

The magnitude-6.6 quake struck about 37 miles southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, at a depth of about 15 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit at 11:04 a.m. Saturday near the epicenter (3:04 p.m. Friday in Hawaii), officials said. The USGS initially estimated the magnitude at 6.9 but later downgraded the temblor.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach issued a bulletin saying that there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii. However, officials said, quakes of this size can sometimes generate a tsunami within 100 kilometers of the epicenter.

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manakuke wrote:
Whew a big one there on the ‘ring of fire’.
on April 19,2014 | 02:47AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Wonder why our world seems to be experiencing a steady rise in both the rate and severity of earthquakess? For that matter, why are we seeing increasing instances of damaging weather all over? Perhaps, like so many other predictions in the bible, this one is coming true also.
on April 19,2014 | 06:44AM
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