Tonga Hit With 7.1 Earthquake… No Tsunami Threat for Hawaii

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 rocked a remote area of the South Pacific Ocean east of the island nation of Tonga Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said…

…The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on its website (www.prh.noaa.gov) that the quake, 195 km (120 miles) east of Tonga, had been measured at a depth of 33 km and that no tsunami warning had been issued…

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