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No Tsunami Expected After Massive Big Island Earthquake

October 10, 2021, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated October 10, 12:59 PM
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UPDATE: The USGS has updated the severity of the earthquake, measuring it as an M-6.2. NWS initially reported the quake as an M-6.1.

There is no threat of a tsunami after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ka´ū late Sunday morning.

At 11:52 am, the National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a report that a tsunami is not expected, though many areas likely experienced strong shaking.

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