EWA BEACH, Hawaii - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat for Hawaii after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake near Fiji on Thursday.

It happened southeast of the Loyalty Islands just before 3:30 p.m. Hawaii time.  The epicenter is located 319.4 miles southeast of Isangel, Vanuatu.

PTWC officials say there was a tsunami threat for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake.  The tsunami threat has since passed.  Minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake over the next few hours.

In addition to Fiji and Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands are also near the earthquake.