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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 2 South Pacific quakes

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:28 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2014



There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after two strong earthquake struck between Samoa and Fiji Sunday morning, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The second quake happened at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in Hawaii.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the earthquake's magnitude at 6.7. It was centered about 127 miles south southeast of Mata-Uta, Wallis and Futuna; 267 miles west southwest of Apia, Samoa and 348 miles east northeast of Lambasa, Fiji at a depth of about 6.2 miles.

Earlier, at about 5:52 a.m. Hawaii time, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck about 122 miles northwest of Hihifo, Tonga; 244 miles west southwest of Apia, Samoa and 372 miles east northeast of Lambasa, Fiji at a depth of about 6.2 miles.

The warning center said earthquakes of this size could produce local a tsunami, but do not pose a Pacific-wide threat.






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