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Major earthquake off Tonga poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:57 a.m. HST, May 23, 2013


A major earthquake in the south Pacific, 175 miles southwest of Vaini, Tonga, does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck at 7:19 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 106.5 miles, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials.






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