No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7.5 Papua New Guinea Quake

May 4, 2015, 4:12 PM HST · Updated May 4, 4:20 PM
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Map of Papua New guinea quake region, May 4, 2015, courtesy USGS.

Map of Papua New guinea quake region, May 4, 2015, courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.4 magnitude (preliminary 7.5) earthquake reported at 3:44 p.m. HST on Monday, May 4, 2015, in the New Ireland Region of Papua New Guinea, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 63 km, and was located: 82 miles SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea; 122 miles E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea; 215 miles SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea; 253 miles W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea; and 422 miles NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

 

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