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No Tsunami Threat in Hawaii After 6+ Peru Quake

August 24, 2011, 8:10 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 8:12 AM
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(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.

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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.

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