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Strong quake off Easter Island poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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    An magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Chile in the southeast Pacific Ocean Wednesday afternoon.
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A strong earthquake in the southeastern Pacific Ocean does not post a tsunami threat to Hawaii, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center officials said Wednesday.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and struck at 4:15 p.m. Hawaii time 354 miles south-southwest of Hanga Roa on Chile’s Easter Island at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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