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No tsunami danger to Hawaii from temblor

November 8, 2012
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A strong earthquake that struck Mexico on Wednesday morning posed no threat of tsunami for Hawaii.

Geophysicist Barry Hirshorn with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said energy from the 7.5-magnitude quake was slowly headed in Hawaii's direction, but the islands are not directly in its path.

Hirshorn says that was not the case in late October when a more powerful earthquake occurred off British Columbia's northwestern coast. He said energy from that 7.7-magnitude quake headed directly toward Hawaii as if it was a "bull's eye."

That earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along the British Columbia coastline and as far away as Hawaii.



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