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No tsunami expected for Hawaii after 7.6 Chile aftershock

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.6-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile's northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.

The quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles.  

It caused buildings to shake in the port of Iquique, which saw some damage from the big quake on Tuesday. There are no immediate reports of new damage or injuries.

The latest tremor came 45 minutes after a strong 6.4-magnitude aftershock shook the same area.

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.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports, "Based on all available data 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 happened at 4:43pm. HST

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did issue a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru after the 7.6 quake.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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