No Tsunami Threat to Hawai`i After 7.0 Quake Hits New Caledonia

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai`i following a large earthquake that has shaken the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake occurred at around 12:44 p.m. and initially measured at a magnitude of 7.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. However, based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawai`i.