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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from large quake off central Chile

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                                A large earthquake struck today off the coast of Chile but did not cause a Pacific-wide tsunami.

    COURTESY USGS

    A large earthquake struck today off the coast of Chile but did not cause a Pacific-wide tsunami.

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile today but did not cause a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, shook at about 11:39 a.m. Hawaii time, about 95 miles west-northwest of Valdivia, Chile, at a depth of about six miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu said a Pacific-wide tsunami was not generated and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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