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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii Following Earthquake in Okhotsk, Russia

August 13, 2012, 5:10 PM HST
* Updated August 14, 7:53 AM
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Quake map courtesy USGS and Google Earth.

(Update: 5:51 p.m. 8/13/12)

The USGS has again updated the magnitude of the quake at the Sea of Okhotsk.  The revised magnitude is 7.7 Mwc.  They also updated the time of the event to 4:50 p.m. HST instead of 5:09 HST.  The location of the quake in respect to nearby cities was 100 miles ENE  of Poronaysk, Russia; 224 miles NNE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 278 miles SSE of Okha, Russia; and 1012 miles NNE of TOKYO, Japan.  Again, based on historical data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

(Update: 5:29 p.m. 8/13/12)

The USGS has updated the magnitude to 7.3. The quake was at a depth of 625 km, and occurred at 5:09 p.m. HST. The exact location was 100 miles ENE of Poronaysk, Russia; 225 miles NNE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 277 miles SSE of Okha, Russia; and 1013 miles NNE of TOKYO, Japan.

(Posted: 5:10 p.m. 8/13/12)


There is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a preliminary magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Sea of Okhotsk. The event was reported at 5:09 p.m. HST.

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