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No tsunami expected after 6.9 quake near Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake near Papua New Guinea was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii. 

The quake which struck at 5:43 p.m. HST was at a depth of 40 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement:

"Based on all available data, a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii."

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