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.

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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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