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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.6M Mexico Earthquake

December 17, 2015, 10:27 AM HST
* Updated December 17, 10:56 AM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Friday at 9:50 a.m. Hawai’i time.

United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located seven miles east-northeast of Tres Picos, Mexico; 19 miles northwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico; 25 miles east-southeast of Tonala, Mexico; 39 miles southeast of Arriaga, Mexico; and 213 miles west-northwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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