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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat Following 6.8M Earthquake Near Northern East Pacific Rise

April 28, 2016, 3:54 PM HST
* Updated April 28, 4:25 PM
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***Updated at 4:24 p.m.***

The United States Geological Survey has since downgraded the earthquake to a 6.8 magnitude.

***Original story posted at 3:54 p.m.***

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred near the Northern East Pacific Rise.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Thursday at 3:34 p.m. Hawai’i time.


United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 368.5 miles east of Clipperton Island, France; 527.5 miles south-southwest of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico; 527.5 miles south-southwest of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico; 530.7 miles south-southwest of Petatlan, Mexico; and 706.5 miles south-southwest of Mexico City, Mexico.

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