No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii Following Earthquake in Okhotsk, Russia
(Update: 5:51 p.m. 8/13/12)
The USGS has again updated the magnitude of the quake at the Sea of Okhotsk. The revised magnitude is 7.7 Mwc. They also updated the time of the event to 4:50 p.m. HST instead of 5:09 HST. The location of the quake in respect to nearby cities was 100 miles ENE of Poronaysk, Russia; 224 miles NNE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 278 miles SSE of Okha, Russia; and 1012 miles NNE of TOKYO, Japan. Again, based on historical data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
(Update: 5:29 p.m. 8/13/12)
The USGS has updated the magnitude to 7.3. The quake was at a depth of 625 km, and occurred at 5:09 p.m. HST. The exact location was 100 miles ENE of Poronaysk, Russia; 225 miles NNE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 277 miles SSE of Okha, Russia; and 1013 miles NNE of TOKYO, Japan.
(Posted: 5:10 p.m. 8/13/12)
There is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a preliminary magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Sea of Okhotsk. The event was reported at 5:09 p.m. HST.