Maui News

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.8 Solomon Islands Quake

November 18, 2015, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated November 18, 8:59 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

Solomon Islands earthquake map, 11/18/15. Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Solomon Islands earthquake map, 11/18/15. Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.8 (preliminary magnitude 7.0) earthquake reported at 8:31 a.m. HST on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in the Solomon Islands region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC says that based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi and and a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.

The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was located:

  1. 119km (74mi) SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands
  2. 176km (109mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. 438km (272mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  4. 849km (528mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  5. 891km (554mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands earthquake map, 11/18/15. Image credit: USGS.

Solomon Islands earthquake map, 11/18/15. Image credit: USGS.

 

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