No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6+ Indonesia Quake

September 9, 2014, 5:15 PM HST · Updated September 9, 5:16 PM
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Indonesia earthquake map courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesia earthquake map courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported at 4:36 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in the Kepulauan Sula region of Indonesia, that according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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The PTWC issued an informational bulletin saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 12.8 miles and was located: 76 miles SE of Modayag, Indonesia; 100 miles S of Tondano, Indonesia; 103 miles S of Tomohon, Indonesia; 109 miles S of Bitung, Indonesia; and 579 miles N of Dili, East Timor.

Indonesia earthquake 9/9/14 shake map courtesy USGS.

Indonesia earthquake 9/9/14 shake map courtesy USGS.

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