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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai’i, 6.9 Quake in Aleutian Islands

September 26, 2012, 2:02 PM HST
* Updated September 26, 2:54 PM
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Map courtesy USGS, powered by leaflet. Image of epicenter of Aleutian earthquake 9/26/12.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Island region.

The quake was reported at 1:40 p.m. HST on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an information statement saying no action is required.

According to the agency, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i.


The USGS measure the quake at a depth of 27 miles.  It was centered 82 miles WSW of Adak, 185 miles WSW of Atka, and 1277 miles WSW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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