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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Alaska, does not pose tsunami threat to Hawaii

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                                A preliminary magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 44 miles east-southeast of Nikolski, Alaska, early this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat.

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A preliminary magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 44 miles east-southeast of Nikolski, Alaska, early this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 44 miles east-southeast of Nikolski, Alaska, early this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The temblor struck at 1:35 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 13.85 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 this morning in a bulletin.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

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