Maui News

7+ Magnitude Japan Quake, No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi

October 25, 2013, 10:07 AM HST
A
A
A

Honshu, Japan earthquake, Oct. 25, 2013. Mapping courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Honshu, Japan earthquake, Oct. 25, 2013. Mapping courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

Authorities say there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.5 preliminary magnitude (later downgraded to 7.1) earthquake reported off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 7:10 a.m. HST on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.

The quake was later downgraded to a 7.1 magnitude, according to information updated by the US Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a notification saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles and was located: 203 miles E of Namie, Japan; 203 miles ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan; 207 miles SE of Ofunato, Japan; 208 miles ESE of Yamoto, Japan; and 295 miles ENE of Tokyo, Japan.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments