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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i after 6.9 Papua New Guinea Quake

March 29, 2018, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated March 29, 12:03 PM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.9 (preliminary 7.2) magnitude earthquake reported at 11:26 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 29, 2018 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:

97.2 miles SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
100.7 miles E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
214.7 miles SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
276.3 miles W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
317.4 miles NE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea

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