No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.2 quake near Papua New Guinea
A strong earthquake has shaken an area near Papua New Guinea, but it was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.
The quake was measured at a magnitude of 7.2 and occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials say the depth of the quake was too deep to create a tsunami threat.
The quake happened at 9:20 p.m. HST.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center released the following 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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