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No tsunami threat to Hawaii following Alaska earthquake

June 23, 2014 - 5:37pm

No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.6 earthquake that struck Monday in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

The earthquake struck at 5:16 p.m. Hawaii time, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. It was located near Rat Island, within the Aleutian Islands.

Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat of tsunami to Hawaii, according to the center.

Earlier Monday, shortly before 11 a.m., a magnitude-8.0 earthquake was also recorded near Rat Island, according to the center. No Pacific-wide tsunami was triggered.