7+ Magnitude Japan Quake, No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi
By Wendy Osher
Authorities say there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.5 preliminary magnitude (later downgraded to 7.1) earthquake reported off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 7:10 a.m. HST on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
The quake was later downgraded to a 7.1 magnitude, according to information updated by the US Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a notification saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.
According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles and was located: 203 miles E of Namie, Japan; 203 miles ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan; 207 miles SE of Ofunato, Japan; 208 miles ESE of Yamoto, Japan; and 295 miles ENE of Tokyo, Japan.