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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Chile Quake

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Chile earthquake, March 16, 2014, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Chile earthquake, March 16, 2014, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.0 preliminary magnitude (later downgraded to a 6.7) earthquake reported at 11:17 a.m. HST on Sunday, March 16, 2014, off the coast of northern Chile, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The agency 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.

Accrding to the US Geological Survey, the quake occurred at a depth of 12.4 miles and was centered: 37 miles WNW of Iquique, Chile; 102 miles SSW of Arica, Chile; 134 miles S of Tacna, Peru; 152 miles N of Tocopilla, Chile; and 286 miles SW of La Paz, Bolivia.

Chile earthquake shake map, March 16, 2014, courtesy US Geological Survey.

Chile earthquake shake map, March 16, 2014, courtesy US Geological Survey.

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  • GG

    Why is there no threat to the South Pacific?


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