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No tsunami threat after 6.1 magnitude earthquake in South Pacific

(Image: USGS) (Image: USGS)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from an earthquake that struck an area near New Zealand Tuesday afternoon.

The quake happened just before 3:45 p.m. Hawaii time near Auckland Islands.

Preliminary reports from the USGS say the quake registered at a magnitude 6.1. 

No damage or injuries have been reported.

The quake struck an area along an underwater fault line at a depth of 10 kilometers, forecaster say.

This is one of the latest quakes to shake the rim of the Pacific Ocean, known as the "Ring of Fire."

It comes the same day as a strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, killing at least 149 people.

And on Sept. 7, another earthquake struck near the coast of Mexico. Forecasters evaluated the tsunami threat from that quake, but found Hawaii was in no danger.

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