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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat Following 7.0M Vanuatu Earthquake

April 28, 2016, 9:48 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 10:22 AM
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***Updated at 10:20 a.m.***

The United States Geological Survey has since downgraded the earthquake to a 7.0 magnitude.

***Original story posted at 9:48 a.m.***

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Vanuatu.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Thursday at 9:33 a.m. Hawai’i time.


United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 19.3 miles east-southeast of Lakatoro, Vanuatu; 57.8 miles southeast of Luganville, Vanuatu; 113.1 miles north-northwest of Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 325.6 miles north of We, New Caledonia; and 416.9 miles north-northwest of Dumbea, New Caledonia.

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