HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near New Caledonia in the Pacific Basin.
The earthquake rattled an area known as the Loyalty Islands just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Preliminary reports say the earthquake registered as a 7.3, but officials have since lowered the strength to a 7.0 magnitude.
Officials at NOAA and the National Weather service say Vanuatu and New Caledonia could experience potential tsunami impacts.
This story will be updated.