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Tsunami watch cancelled for Hawaii following 7.7 magnitude earthquake

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 15:52:10-05

HAWAII -- Hawaii is no longer under a tsunami watch following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands Thursday morning. 

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the tsunami watch was cancelled as of 8:36 a.m. 

The National Weather Service said at 10 a.m. Thursday that it is reviewing the threat to the United States west coast. 

According to the National Weather Service, a tsunami is possible around in Hawaii at 2:56 p.m. HST. The service warned that a destructive tsunami is possible far away from the earthquake's epicenter. 

Earlier Thursday, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Northern California. That earthquake did not generate a tsunami watch or warning.

This is a developing story and will be updated.