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Strong earthquake off Indonesia poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii


  • A preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Sorong, Indonesia at 5:53 a.m. Thursday. (Courtesy USGS)
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A preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the coast of Sorong, Indonesia Thursday morning does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake struck 18 miles north of Sorong at 5:53 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 39.9 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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