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No Tsunami Threat After 2.6 Earthquake off Coast of Moloka’i

April 11, 2013, 6:03 AM HST
* Updated April 11, 8:22 AM
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Moloka'i Earthquake, 4/11/13. Image courtesy Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory.

The location of the earthquake off Moloka’i early today is shown on this image courtesy of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following an earthquake early today off the north coast of Moloka’i.

Authorities said the tremor reported at 4:28 a.m. today had a preliminary magnitude of 2.6.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying no action is required and there is no tsunami expected.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was located 22 miles northwest of Kualapu’u, Molokai. It was also centered 30 miles east of Kailua, 34 miles east of Kane’ohe, 39 miles east of Honolulu and 42 miles east of Halawa, all of which are located on Oahu.

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