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No tsunami threat from 7.4 Colombia earthquake

September 30, 2012 | 10:39 am
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No tsunami warnings were issued for California or the rest of the Pacific Coast from a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that hit Colombia on Sunday morning.

The temblor hit 30 miles south of the city of Popayan. There were no immediate reports about causalities or major damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to produce a tsunami and that no alerts or warnings would be issued.

The statement read:

Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Repeat. A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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Image: Map showing Colombia earthquake. Credit: USGS

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