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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7.0 Indonesia Quake

July 27, 2015, 12:03 PM HST
* Updated July 27, 4:26 PM
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Indonesia quake map 7/27/15, courtesy USGS.

Indonesia quake map 7/27/15, courtesy USGS.

By Maui Now Staff

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 7.0 earthquake reported at 11:41 a.m. HST on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Papua Indonesia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports the quake was located:

  • 145 miles W of Abepura, Indonesia;
  • 153 miles W of Jayapura, Indonesia;
  • 195 miles W of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea;
  • 212 miles ENE of Nabire, Indonesia; and
  • 743 miles SSE of Koror Town, Palau.

The quake comes following another strong quake measured at 6.9, reported at 6:50 p.m. HST, a day earlier on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in the Fox Islands/Aleutian Islands region near Alaska.  There were no advisories issued for Hawaiʻi following the weekend quake.


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