No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7+ Papua New Guinea Quake
By Maui Now Staff
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 7.2 (preliminary magnitude) earthquake reported in the Solomon Islands/ Papua New Guinea region at 9:10 p.m. HST on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The agency says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami thereat to Hawaiʻi.
According to the USGS, the quake was located:
- 81 miles SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea;
- 89 miles SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea;
- 257 miles SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea;
- 333 miles ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea; and
- 390 miles WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands.