No tsunami threat from South Pacific earthquake

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:32:22 AM HST   Updated On: Nov 02 2013 05:32:22 PM HST

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from a large earthquake that occurred in the South Pacific Saturday.

The 6.4-magnitude quake hit at 8:54 a.m. Hawaii time about 214 miles northeast of Nukualofa, Tonga and 370 miles south of Apia, Samoa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was at a depth of 6.4 miles, the USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected.


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