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No tsunami threat for Hawaii following 6.6 quake near Kermadec Islands

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                                According to the National Weather Service, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck at 4:46 p.m. Hawaii time near the Kermadec Islands, which are located in the South Pacific Ocean between Tonga and New Zealand.

    COURTESY NOAA

    According to the National Weather Service, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck at 4:46 p.m. Hawaii time near the Kermadec Islands, which are located in the South Pacific Ocean between Tonga and New Zealand.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said there is no threat of a tsunami affecting Hawaii following an earthquake earlier today near the Kermadec Islands.

According to the National Weather Service, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck at 4:46 p.m. Hawaii time near the Kermadec Islands, which are located in the South Pacific Ocean between Tonga and New Zealand.

According to the PTWC, all available data suggest a “destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.”

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