No Hawaii tsunami threat after 2 strong quakes near Tonga

Published On: May 23 2013 07:49:00 AM HST
Updated On: May 23 2013 12:24:58 PM HST
EWA BEACH, Hawaii -

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected after two strong earthquakes struck near Tonga Thursday morning.

The first quake, measured at a magnitude of 7.4, struck at around 7:19 a.m. HST 175 miles southwest of Vaini, Tonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The second quake, measured at a magnitude of 6.6, happened at around 11:08 a.m. HST 52 miles northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, the capital city, according to USGS.

After the first quake, Matangi Tonga Online reported homes shaking and windows rattling in Tonga's capital city, but no damage was reported.

So far, there are no reports of damage after the 6.6-magnitude earthquake.

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