6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Taiwan

A preliminary 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast near Taiwan Wednesday morning (local time).

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Reuters reported.

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According to KITV4, there is currently no tsunami threat to Hawaii:

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake just off the western coast of Taiwan, Tuesday morning.

The quake was recorded at approximately 7:41 a.m. HST about 44 miles south of Hualien City, Taiwan at a depth of just over six miles.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center gave the all-clear on the tsunami threat at around 7:52 a.m.

“Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami,” NWS officials wrote.

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