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UPDATE: 7.6 Solomon Islands Quake; No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi

April 12, 2014, 10:38 AM HST
* Updated April 14, 5:26 AM
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Solomon Islands earthquake, April 12, 2014, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Solomon Islands earthquake, April 12, 2014, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

UPDATE:  10:43 a.m. 4/12/14: BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake (downgraded from 8.3) reported at 10:14 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Solomon Islands region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles and was located near the following cities according to information compiled by the US Geological Survey:

  • 102km (63mi) SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 329km (204mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 704km (437mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 932km (579mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 963km (598mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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