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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi after 4.1 Lānaʻi Quake

August 22, 2014, 6:06 AM HST
* Updated August 22, 1:58 PM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake reported at 2:37 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 in the deep ocean southwest of Lānaʻi.  Image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake reported at 2:37 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 in the deep ocean southwest of Lānaʻi. Image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake reported at 2:37 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 in the deep ocean southwest of Lānaʻi, that according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the quake occurred at a preliminary depth of 12.4 miles and was located: 42.2 miles SW of Maunaloa, Molokaʻi; 45.4 miles S of Diamond Head Summit, Oʻahu; and 45.4 miles W of Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi.

The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was located: 45 miles WSW of Lānaʻi City; 48 miles SSE of Honolulu; 53 miles S of Kailua; 53 miles SSE of ʻEwa Beach; and 55 miles SSE of Halawa.

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As of 6 a.m., there were 53 people who reported feeling the quake on the USGS Did You Feel It website.

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Response was greatest from Honolulu where 17 people said the felt the tremor, followed by Kailua where 14 people said they felt the quake.

In Maui County, the quake was felt in Kula, Makawao, Kīhei, Haʻikū, and Lānaʻi City.

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