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Updated at 9:14 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Taiwan 7.2 quake no tsunami threat to Hawai'i

Advertiser Staff

Japan's Meteorogical Agency says an earthquake off Taiwan had a prelimary magnitude of 7.2 and that a 3-foot high tsunami is headed for the east coast of Philippines.

The earthquake happened before 3 a.m., HST, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on available information there is no tsunami threat to Hawai'i and no other bulletins will be released unless that information changes.