2nd strong quake today strikes off Loyalty Islands; no tsunami threat to Hawaii – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia this morning.

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia this morning.

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia early this morning.

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia early this morning.

UPDATE: 11:35 a.m.

A second earthquake struck this morning near the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia.

A preliminary magnitude 6.4 quake was recorded at 11:24 a.m. Hawaii time, 258 miles east of Vao, South Province, New Caledonia, at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

As with the earlier earthquake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii and no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami expected.

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A major earthquake struck in the southwestern Pacific Ocean near the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia early this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The magnitude 7.7 quake was recorded at 3:20 a.m. Hawaii time, 257 miles east of Vao, South Province, New Caledonia, at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin, and a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

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