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7.4M quake hits South Pacific, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand. It was reported at 7:57 a.m. Hawaii time.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach," A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Repeat. A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii."

The earthquake was at a depth of 24.7 miles.

The quake hit 112 miles from New Zealand's remote, volcanic Kermadec Islands. The remote outpost is generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealand scientists and staff.

New Zealand Civil Defense officials issued but then quickly canceled a tsunami warning.

A magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck the region in July, but the eight New Zealand staffers at the Raoul Island outpost at the northern end of the Kermadecs were unharmed.

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