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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.5 Aleutian Islands Quake

August 15, 2018, 12:23 PM HST
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PC: USGS

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported at 11:57 a.m. HST on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in the Andreanof Islands region of the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km and was located:

  • 74.6 mi WSW of  Adak, Alaska;
  • 924.5 mi ESE Klyuchi, Russia;
  • 943.0 mi S of Anadyr, Russia;
  • 991.2 mi ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia; and 
  • 1001.8 mi ESE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  • The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

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