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Strong quake in Gulf of California poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:22 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2013


An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.5 struck the Gulf of California at 7:54 a.m. Hawaii time Saturday but poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The temblor was centered 47 miles southwest of Etchoropo, Mexico at a depth of 5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

 No injuries were immediately reported.






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