No tsunami threat to Hawaii after large earthquake near Solomon Islands

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

The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude 7.5, but later downgraded to 7.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake happened at 4:27 p.m. HST, about 383 miles north-northwest of Luganville, Vanuatu.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports it has issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the pacific located closer to the earthquake. However,"based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Repeat. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii."

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