No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Mexico Quake

January 21, 2016, 8:37 AM HST · Updated January 21, 8:41 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

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.
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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