No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.4M Mexico EarthquakeDecember 17, 2015, 9:30 AM HST · Updated December 17, 3:53 PM Wendy Osher · 4 Comments
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.
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