No tsunami threat to Hawaii after powerful quake strikes Papua New Guinea

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after powerful quake strikes Papua New Guinea
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A powerful earthquake struck an area of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday morning, but there’s no tsunami threat to Hawaii, officials said.

The 7.5-magnitude quake — initially measured at a magnitude of 7.7 — hit the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea at around 3 a.m. Hawaii time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center monitored the situation before issuing the all-clear at around 4 a.m.

Tsunami alerts were triggered for Papua New Guinea and the nearby Solomon Islands.

It’s not clear the extent of damage and aftershocks in the region.

This story will be updated.

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