No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.1-magnitude quake in Pacific region
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 3:31 PM HST
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 7.1-magnitude quake has struck near the Kermadec Islands region of the Pacific ocean, but there’s no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Officials said it happened just after 3 p.m. HST.
It struck about 617 miles north of Tonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
PTWC officials said there is no threat to Hawaii, and a destructive, Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected.
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