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6.4 Mid-Atlantic Ridge Earthquake, No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi

Posted June 24, 2013, 12:34 PM HST
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There is no tsunami threat after a 6.4 earthquake reported at 12:04 p.m. on Mon. June 24, 2013 in the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Map imagery courtesy USGS/ powered by Leaflet.

There is no tsunami threat after a 6.4 earthquake reported at 12:04 p.m. on Mon. June 24, 2013 in the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Map imagery courtesy USGS/ powered by Leaflet.

By Wendy Osher

There is no widespread tsunami threat after a 6.4 earthquake reported at 12:04 p.m. on Mon. June 24, 2013 in the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The agency issued the notification saying the determination was based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

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The quake was centered 772 mikes ENE of Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana; 775 miles ENE of Cayenne, French Guiana; 778 miles ENE of Matoury, French Guiana; 786 miles ENE of Kourou, French Guiana; and 844 miles NNE of Salinopolis, Brazil, according to information compiled by the USGS.

The USGS reports the earthquake was located at at depth of 6.2 miles and at the following coordinates: 10.726°N 42.616°W.

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