Maui News

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7+ Papua New Guinea Quake

May 6, 2015, 9:47 PM HST
* Updated May 6, 9:48 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Map courtesy USGS.

Map courtesy USGS.

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.

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments