HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A large earthquake struck a region of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, but there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
The 7.0-magnitude quake happened around 7:40 a.m. Hawaii time.
It struck closest to the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The PTWC said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.
It was not immediately known if there were any injuries or damage.