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No Threat to Hawaii from 6.7-magnitude South Pacific Quake

March 10, 2013, 1:33 PM HST
* Updated March 11, 11:20 AM
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No destructive widespread tsunami threat is expected from a earthquake that struck in the South Pacific this afternoon.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is reporting a 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:52 p.m. HST in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea.

Although localized tsunamis within 100 miles of the earthquake’s epicenter are possible, there is no expected tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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