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No Tsunami Threat After 7.0M Kyushu, Japan Earthquake

April 15, 2016, 6:48 AM HST
* Updated April 15, 7:08 AM
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Japan earthquake, (4.15.16). Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Japan earthquake, (4.15.16). Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII AFTER 7.0M (preliminary 7.1M) EARTHQUAKE:

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.0M (preliminary 7.1 magnitude) earthquake reported at 6:25 a.m. HST on Friday, April 15, 2016 near Kyushu Japan, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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

The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was centered:

  • 0.6 miles WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan;
  • 7.5 miles NNE of Uto, Japan;
  • 8.1 miles SSE of Ueki, Japan;
  • 9.3 miles NNE of Matsubase, Japan; and
  • 392.1 miles SSE of Seoul, South Korea.

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