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No tsunami for Hawaii after large Chile earthquake

No Tsunami alert for Hawaii after 7.2 quake off Chile No Tsunami alert for Hawaii after 7.2 quake off Chile

CHILE (HawaiiNewsNow) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, 64 miles west north west of the town of Talca, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Magnitude 7.0 quakes or greater are capable of causing widespread and heavy damage.

The earthquake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Here is a link to the Pacific tsunami Warning Center

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