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.