No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.8 Japan Quake
By Wendy Osher
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.8 preliminary magnitude earthquake reported at around 11:13 a.m. HST on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
According to information compiled by the agency, a destructive Pacific wide tsunami has not been generated and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi
The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 38.9 km and was located:
- 21 miles SE of Ofunato, Japan;
- 26 miles SSE of Kamaishi, Japan;
- 32 miles SSE of Otsuchi, Japan;
- 39 miles SE of Tono, Japan; and
- 256 miles NNE of Tokyo, Japan.