No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6+ Indonesia Quake

March 17, 2015, 12:46 PM HST · Updated March 17, 12:49 PM
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Indonesia Earthquake map, March 17, 2015, courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesia Earthquake map, March 17, 2015, courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake reported at 12:12 p.m. HST on Tuesday, March 17, in Halmahera, Indonesia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was located: 83 miles NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia; 85 miles NW of Ternate, Indonesia; 94 miles E of Bitung, Indonesia; 103 miles W of Tobelo, Indonesia; and 673 miles SW of Koror Town, Palau.

Indonesia Earthquake map, March 17, 2015, courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesia Earthquake map, March 17, 2015, courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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