6.9-magnitude earthquake near Russia not a tsunami threat

Published On: Feb 28 2013 07:00:09 AM HST
EWA BEACH, Hawaii -

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck near Russia Thursday morning is not a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The earthquake happened at around 4:06 a.m. HST, 53 miles southeast of Ozernovskiy, Russia and 1,370 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan near the Kuril Islands.

The earthquake had a depth of 32.6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no threat to Hawaii


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