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No Pacific-wide tsunami from strong quake in South Pacific


    A magnitude-6.4 struck off Papua New Guinea but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials in Hawaii said today.

A strong earthquake in the South Pacific did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami that would threaten the Hawaiian islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said today.

The 6.4 magnitude quake, which struck at about 5:36 p.m. Hawaii time, was centered 69 miles south-southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the warning center on Oahu said.

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