No Tsunami Threat After 7.0M Kyushu, Japan EarthquakeApril 15, 2016, 6:48 AM HST · Updated April 15, 7:08 AM Wendy Osher · 0 Comments
NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII AFTER 7.0M (preliminary 7.1M) EARTHQUAKE:
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.0M (preliminary 7.1 magnitude) earthquake reported at 6:25 a.m. HST on Friday, April 15, 2016 near Kyushu Japan, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The PTWC reports that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is NOT expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.
The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was centered:
- 0.6 miles WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan;
- 7.5 miles NNE of Uto, Japan;
- 8.1 miles SSE of Ueki, Japan;
- 9.3 miles NNE of Matsubase, Japan; and
- 392.1 miles SSE of Seoul, South Korea.