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Strong quake hits off Papua New Guinea; no tsunami threat

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A strong quake struck off Papua New Guinea this morning, but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

A strong earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The preliminary magnitude 6.8 quake struck 12 miles east-northeast of Taron, Papua New Guinea at 7:39 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 9.4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

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