Maui News

No Tsunami Threat in Hawaii After 6+ Peru Quake

August 24, 2011, 8:10 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 8:12 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

(Posted: 8:02 a.m. 8/24/11)

Peru Earthquake map, August 24, 2011. Image courtesy USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake along the northern border of Peru.

The earthquake was initially recorded as a 6.9, but the USGS has since downgraded it to a 6.8.

The tremor occurred at 7:46 a.m. HST, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (12:46 p.m. at the epicenter).

It was located 51 miles N of Pucallpa, Peru; 127 miles W of Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil, 194 miles NE of Huanuco, Peru, and 353 miles NNE of LIMA, Peru.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach issued a statement to Civil Defense Agencies in Hawaii saying, based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaii.



Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments