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Strong earthquake hits off Philippines; no tsunami threat to Hawaii

  • A preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the Philippines this morning. (U.S. Geological Survey)

A strong earthquake struck off the Philipines this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The preliminary magnitude 6.4 temblor struck at 6:38 a.m. Hawaii time 145 miles southeast of Sarangani, Philipines at a depth of 8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and no there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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