No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.5 Aleutian Islands Quake
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported in the Rat Islands area of the Aleutian Islands region off Alaska. The quake was reported at 11:36 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaiʻi.
According to the USGS, the quake was centered:
- 48.1 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska;
- 755.1 miles WNW of Klyuchi, Kamchatka, Russia;
- 816.8 miles WNW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia;
- 827.4 miles WNW of Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka, Russia; and
- 827.5 miles WNW of Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia.