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No tsunami expected after 7.7-magnitude earthquake near Mariana Islands

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HONOLULU -

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat for Hawaii after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Northern Mariana Islands.

It happened just after 11:15 a.m. HST and the epicenter was 226 miles north of Saipan.

Scientists say that there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake was located too deep inside the earth.