Maui News

No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After Large Quake in Philippines

April 28, 2017, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 10:50 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Mindanao, Philippines earthquake, 4.28.17. PC: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.8 (7.2 preliminary magnitude) earthquake reported at 10:23 a.m. HST on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Mindanao, Philippines, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC states 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 located:

  • 16.6 mi WSW of Balangonan, Philippines (Population: 2,329)
  • 22.6 mi SSW of Glan, Philippines (Population: 24,256)
  • 33.9 mi SSW of Malapatan, Philippines (Population: 19,439)
  • 38.3 mi SSW of Lun Pequeño, Philippines (Population: 11,541)
  • 71.1 mi SSE of Koronadal, Philippines (Population: 125,502)

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
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


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