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No tsunami threat following 7.7 magnitude quake near Mariana Islands

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A strong earthquake has shaken an area near the Northern Mariana Islands, but it did not generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii or the surrounding areas.

The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude 7.7 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck at a depth of 126 miles, which the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says is too deep ton have triggered a tsunami.

The earthquake happened at 11:30 a.m. HST on Friday.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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