No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.4M Mexico Earthquake

December 17, 2015, 9:30 AM HST · Updated December 17, 3:53 PM
Wendy Osher · 4 Comments

Chiapas, Mexico quake, Dec. 17, 2015, image courtesy: PTWC.

Chiapas, Mexico quake, Dec. 17, 2015, image courtesy: PTWC.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.4M (preliminary magnitude 6.6) earthquake reported at 9:50 a.m. (HST) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The agency issued an information statement saying that bases on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

  • The USGS reports that the quake was centered:
  • 7 miles ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico;
  • 19 miles NW of Pijijiapan, Mexico;
  • 25 miles ESE of Tonala, Mexico;
  • 39 miles SE of Arriaga, Mexico; and
  • 213 miles WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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