No tsunami threat to Hawaii after strong earthquake off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Officials say a strong earthquake has shaken a remote area of eastern Indonesia. The quake was located fairly deep below the northern Molucca Sea and no tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake measured magnitude 6.4 and struck late Sunday. It says it was centered 85 miles west-northwest of the town of Tobelo at a depth of 43 miles. The area is also south of the southern Philippines.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the remote area.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that make it prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

A giant quake on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia's Aceh province.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that a destructive Pacific-wide Tsunami is not expected and there is no Tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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