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7+ Mexico Quake, No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi

April 18, 2014, 5:35 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 11:17 AM
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Mexico earthquake, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Mexico earthquake, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.2 (downgraded from 7.4 preliminary) magnitude earthquake reported at 4:27 a.m. HST on Friday, April 18, 2014, near the coast of Guerrero Mexico, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The US Geological Survey reports the quake occurred at a depth of 14.9 miles, and was located:  22 miles NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico; 30 miles E of Petatlan, Mexico; 35 miles NW of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico; 48 miles E of Zihuatanejo, Mexico; and 170 miles SW of Mexico City, Mexico.

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