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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Peru Quake

November 24, 2015, 1:33 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 5:20 AM
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Peru earthquake 11/24/15.  Image credit: USGS.

Peru earthquake 11/24/15. Image credit: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 (7.5M according to preliminary data released by the USGS) earthquake reported at 12:46 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in the border region of Peru and Brazil.

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

The USGS reports the earthquake was centered:

  • 107 miles WNW of Iberia, Peru;
  • 152 miles WNW of Cobija, Bolivia;
  • 153 miles W of Brasileia, Brazil;
  • 167 miles S of Tarauaca, Brazil; and
  • 423 miles ENE of Lima, Peru.

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