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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Mexico Quake

January 21, 2016, 8:37 AM HST
* Updated January 21, 8:41 AM
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Mexico earthquake, Jan. 21, 2016. Image credit: USGS.

Mexico earthquake, Jan. 21, 2016. Image credit: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an information statement saying, “based 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 located:

  • 134 miles SW of Tomatlan, Mexico;
  • 158 miles W of Cihuatlan, Mexico;
  • 166 miles SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico;
  • 171 miles SW of Ixtapa, Mexico; and
  • 513 miles W of Mexico City, Mexico.

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