No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major quake in South Pacific

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major quake in South Pacific
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 7.2-magnitude quake off the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The islands are about 800 kilometers from New Zealand.

The quake happened about 12:55 p.m. Saturday, at a depth of about 34 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Authorities were assessing whether the quake posed a tsunami threat to New Zealand.

This story will be updated.

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