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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after powerful earthquake strikes near Loyalty Islands

A powerful earthquake struck near the Loyalty Islands on Wednesday.
A powerful earthquake struck near the Loyalty Islands on Wednesday.(Google Maps)
Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 4:58 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A large earthquake has struck near the Loyalty Islands, but there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The 7.7-magnitude quake struck around 3:20 a.m. Hawaii time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS said it was centered southeast of Loyalty Islands, near New Zealand.

No other details are available at this time.

This story will be updated.

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