No Tsunami Threat After 7.0M Kyushu, Japan Earthquake

April 15, 2016, 6:48 AM HST · Updated April 15, 7:08 AM
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Japan earthquake, (4.15.16). Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Japan earthquake, (4.15.16). Image credit: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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.

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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.
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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