No tsunami threat to Hawaii following 6.9 magnitude quake near New Zealand

7.2 quake near the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand
7.2 quake near the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A strong earthquake has shaken an area near New Zealand, but it was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude 7.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and has since been downgraded to a 6.9. magnitude.

It was centered near the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand.

A 6.3 and 6.2 magnitude quake also struck the area.

The earthquake happened at 9:30 a.m. HST.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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