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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.9 Indonesia Quake

November 21, 2014, 12:37 AM HST
* Updated November 21, 12:39 AM
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Indonesia earthquake imagery courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesia earthquake imagery courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a magnitude 6.9 (upgraded from a preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake in teh Halmahera region of Indonesia reported at 12:10 a.m. HST on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 30 miles and was centered:

  • 72 miles WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia;
  • 100 miles NNW of Ternate, Indonesia
  • 101 miles N of Kota Ternate, Indonesia;
  • 142 miles ENE of Bitung, Indonesia; and
  • 619 miles SW of Koror Town, Palau.

Image courtesy: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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