No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.2 magnitude earthquake near South Sandwich Islands

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawaii,

EWA BEACH, Hawaii (KHON2) — There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake near the South Sandwich Islands area, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

It happened just after 11:30 a.m. Hawaii time on Sunday, Aug. 22.

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The South Sandwich islands are in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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