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No tsunami expected after 7.4 quake near Papua New Guinea

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred near Papua New Guinea at 3:44 p.m. Hawaii time.

According to the USGS the quake was at a depth of 39 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.

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.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

According to the PTWC,"Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake epicenter."

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