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Strong quake hits off Solomon Islands, does not pose tsunami threat

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

The preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake was recorded at 5:27 a.m. Hawaii time, 64 miles south-southwest of Taro’a, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 28.5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii and a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was is not expected.

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