No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.9 Aleutian Islands Quake

June 2, 2017, 12:46 PM HST · Updated June 2, 12:54 PM
Wendy Osher · 5 Comments

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported at 12:25 p.m. HST on Friday, June 2, 2017 near the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

Aleutian Islands quake (6.2.17) PC: PTWC.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, 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 was centered:
  • 113.6 mi WNW of Attu, Alaska;
  • 435.1 mi ESE of Klyuchi, Russia;
  • 508.1 mi E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia;
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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