HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a strong earthquake near New Zealand Saturday morning, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The quake initially registered as a preliminary 6.5 magnitude. It struck just before 11:35 a.m. Hawaii time.
The USGS has since listed the quake as a 5.9 magnitude.
It rocked an area near the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand and was measured at a depth of 13 miles beneath the ocean's surface.
"Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaii," PTWC officials said.
This story may be updated.