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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.7 Solomon Islands Quake

January 19, 2017, 1:24 PM HST
* Updated January 19, 1:29 PM
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Solomon Islands earthquake. (1.19.17) PC: USGS

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.7 earthquake reported at 1:04 p.m. HST on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Solomon Islands region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC says 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 was centered: 44 miles W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands; 110 miles SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands; 483 miles SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea; 532 miles NW of Luganville, Vanuatu; and 693 miles NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

*This will be the only statement issued for this event, unless additional data is received.

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