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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Chile Earthquake

Wendy Osher · April 24, 2017, 12:00 PM HST (Updated April 24, 2017, 12:06 PM) · 4 Comments
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Chile earthquake. 4.24.17. PC: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.1 (preliminary magnitude 6.7) earthquake reported at 11:38 a.m. HST on Monday, April 24, 2017 off the coast of Central Chile, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC states 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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According to the USGS, the quake was located:

  • 24 miles West of Valparaíso, Chile (Population: 282,448)
  • 28 miles West of Viña del Mar, Chile (Population: 294,551)
  • 34 miles West of Quilpué, Chile (Population: 130,263)
  • 38 miles West of Villa Alemana, Chile (Population: 97,320)
  • 42 miles NW of Cartagena, Chile (Population: 16,875)
Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 15 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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