No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.5 Fiji Quake

April 17, 2015, 6:30 AM HST · Updated April 17, 2:34 PM
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Fiji earthquake map, April 17, 2015, courtesy USGS.

Fiji earthquake map, April 17, 2015, courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 6.5 (preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake reported at 5:53 a.m. HST on Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Fiji Region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake was located: 87 miles SSW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna; 148 miles ENE of Lambasa, Fiji; 267 miles NE of Suva, Fiji; 308 miles ENE of Nadi, Fiji; and 447 miles NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

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