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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.2 Mexico Earthquake

February 22, 2015, 6:44 AM HST
* Updated February 22, 6:47 AM
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Mexico earthquake, 2/22/15. Image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Mexico earthquake, 2/22/15. Image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.2 (preliminary magnitude 6.6) earthquake off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake was reported at 4:23 a.m. HST on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

The quake was located: 131 miles SW of Tomatlan, Mexico; 150 miles WSW of Cihuatlan, Mexico; 164 miles W of Manzanillo, Mexico; 166 miles SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and 504 miles W of Mexico City, Mexico according to the US Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an information statement saying, “based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.”

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