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Strong earthquake strikes off coast of Chile; no tsunami threat to Hawaii

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A strong quake struck off the coast of Chile this morning.

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

The preliminary magnitude 6.8 quake struck at 8:28 a.m. Hawaii time, 59 miles northeast of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile, at a depth of 6.2 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 Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin.

No serious injuries were immediately reported. The Associated Press reported that it was felt throughout the central part of the South American nation.

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