No tsunami threat to Hawaii from magnitude-7.2 quake near Philippines
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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from magnitude-7.2 quake near Philippines

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake occurred tonight in the Philippines but did not generate a tsunami threat for Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said.

A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific closer to the earthquake, which occurred at 5:39 p.m. Hawaii time.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was magnitude-6.9 and centered about 37 miles below the surface. The earthquake was near Mindanao.

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