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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from large temblor in Mexico

(Image: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) (Image: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 7.5-magnitude quake near Oaxaca, Mexico did not trigger a tsunami threat to the islands.

The earthquake happened about 1:39 p.m. Hawaii time.

The quake generated widespread shaking in Mexico, including in Mexico City.

The Associated Press reported that people fled from buildings and office towers during the quake, which also set off quake alert systems.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor's epicenter was less than 2 miles southeast of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 26 miles.

In September, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico left 228 people dead in the capital and 369 across the region.

This story will be updated.

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