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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7.0 Peru Earthquake

September 25, 2013, 7:05 AM HST
* Updated September 25, 1:51 PM
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Earthquake mapping courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Earthquake mapping courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake reported at 6:43 a.m. HST on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 off the coast of central Peru, officials said.

The magnitude of the quake was initially reported as a 6.8.  It was then downgraded shortly after to a 6.6, and finally upgraded to a 7.0 after further analysis, according to the USGS.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi based on all available data.

Officials with the USGS say the quake occurred at at depth of 20.5 miles.


The USGS reports that the quake was located 28 miles S of Acari, Peru; 56 miles SE of Minas de Marcona, Peru; 74 miles S/SE of Nazca, Peru; 83 miles SSW of Puquio, Peru; and 308 miles S/SE of Lima, Peru.

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