No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.2 quake near Papua New Guine - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

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."

Click HERE to visit the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 

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