A preliminary 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast near Taiwan Wednesday morning (local time).
There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Reuters reported.
#BREAKING 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Taiwan: USGS pic.twitter.com/V7df6cwkBw
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) March 22, 2022
According to KITV4, there is currently no tsunami threat to Hawaii:
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake just off the western coast of Taiwan, Tuesday morning.
The quake was recorded at approximately 7:41 a.m. HST about 44 miles south of Hualien City, Taiwan at a depth of just over six miles.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center gave the all-clear on the tsunami threat at around 7:52 a.m.
“Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami,” NWS officials wrote.
No tsunami threat to the Hawaiian Islands from preliminary M6.9 Taiwan quake, but always a good time to #KnowYourHazards and #BePrepared
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) March 22, 2022