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6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Russian coast, does not pose tsunami threat

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                                A strong earthquake this morning off the coast of Russia does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

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

A preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the coast of Russia this morning does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The strong temblor struck 8:38 a.m. Hawaii time 115 miles south-southeast of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Kamchatka, Russia at a depth of 35.4 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.

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