No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 6.8 Earthquake in Kuril Islands

November 16, 2012, 8:36 AM HST · Updated November 16, 8:46 AM
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Kuril Islands 11/16/12 earthquake, Map courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 6.8 preliminary magnitude earthquake in the Kuril Islands that occurred at 8:13 a.m. on 11/16/12.

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Officials with the USGS say the quake occurred at a depth of 4 km and was located: 101 miles SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia; 292 miles SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia; and 1230 miles NE of TOKYO, Japan.

Link: to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Link: to USGS event report.

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