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No tsunami warning following 6.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile

Courtesy: USGS Courtesy: USGS
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has occurred off the coast of Chile, about 27 miles west southwest of Ovalle. 

The quake was at a depth of 8.7 miles according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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.

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