After a severe 7.7 magnitude earthquake west of Fiji, there is no tsunami risk for the west coast of Hawaii
A magnitude 7.7 tremor was recorded in the distant Pacific.
The quake struck near the Loyalty Islands on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. It was 23 miles deep.
This is southwest of Fiji, north of New Zealand and east of Australia.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said waves of up to 3 meters (10 feet) above tides are possible in Vanuatu.
Smaller waves were possible for Fiji, New Caledonia, Kiribati and New Zealand.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency called There is “no tsunami threat” to Hawaii from the earthquake, while the US National Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami is “not expected” for the west coast.
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