No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.0 quake in Pacific Basin

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.0 quake in Pacific Basin
(Image: USGS)
(Image: USGS)

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.

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