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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.4M Taiwan Earthquake

February 5, 2016, 10:52 AM HST
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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Taiwan.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Friday at 10:07 a.m. Hawai’i time.

Initially the earthquake was listed as a 6.7 magnitude, but was later downgraded.

United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 13 miles northeast of Pingtung, Taiwan; 22 miles south-southeast of Yujing, Taiwan; 24 miles northeast of Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 27 miles east-southeast of Tainan, Taiwan; and 413 miles east of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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