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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.6 Papua New Guinea Quake

November 7, 2017, 12:14 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 12:23 PM
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Papua New Guinea earthquake. PC: USGS. (11.7.17)

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.6 preliminary magnitude earthquake reported at 11:27 a.m. HST on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 off of Papua New Guinea.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that based on on all available data, a tsunami is not expected and there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to Hawaiʻi.

The USGS reports that the quake was located:

42.0 miles WSW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea;
47.7 miles SSW of Wewak, Papua New Guinea;
123.4 miles NNW of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea;
132.5 miles N of Mendi, Papua New Guinea; and
173.7 miles WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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