No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Peru Quake
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 (7.5M according to preliminary data released by the USGS) earthquake reported at 12:46 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in the border region of Peru and Brazil.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.
The USGS reports the earthquake was centered:
- 107 miles WNW of Iberia, Peru;
- 152 miles WNW of Cobija, Bolivia;
- 153 miles W of Brasileia, Brazil;
- 167 miles S of Tarauaca, Brazil; and
- 423 miles ENE of Lima, Peru.