No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.9 Chile Quake

November 10, 2015, 4:45 PM HST · Updated November 10, 4:45 PM
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Chile Quake 11/10/15, Shake Map credit: USGS/PTWC.

Chile Quake 11/10/15, Shake Map credit: USGS/PTWC.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the Coast of Central Chile, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake was reported at 3:55 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, and the USGS reports the quake was located:

  • 58 miles NW of Coquimbo, Chile;
  • 60 miles WNW of La Serena, Chile;
  • 93 miles WNW of Vicuna, Chile;
  • 96 miles NW of Ovalle, Chile; and
  • 290 miles NNW of Santiago, Chile.

Again, the PTWC says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is NOT expected and there is NO tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

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