No Tsunami Threat After 3.8 Quake off Molokaʻi

June 6, 2014, 4:56 PM HST · Updated June 8, 8:15 PM
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Molokaʻi earthquake, June 6, 2014. Image courtesy USGS.

Molokaʻi earthquake, June 6, 2014. Image courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 3.8 earthquake reported at 4:42 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, off the north coast of Molokaʻi.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an evaluation saying there is no tsunami expected.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 18.7 miles and was located: 35 miles N of Kualapu’u; 42 miles ENE of Kailua; 45 miles ENE of Kane’ohe; 52 miles ENE of Honolulu; and 53 miles ENE of Halawa Heights.

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