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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Fiji Earthquake

August 18, 2018, 2:56 PM HST
* Updated August 18, 2:57 PM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after an 8.2 (preliminary magnitude 7.9) earthquake reported in the Fiji Region at around 2:20 p.m. HST on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 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.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 559.6 km and was located: 167.1 mi E of Levuka, Fiji; 203.1 mi SE of Labasa, Fiji; 224.5 mi E of Suva, Fiji; 278.8 mi E of Ba, Fiji; and 280.4 mi NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.

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