No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7M Vanuatu Quake

April 28, 2016, 10:09 AM HST · Updated April 28, 10:09 AM
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Vanuatu map, courtesy USGS.

Vanuatu map, courtesy USGS.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 7.0M (preliminary magnitude 7.3) earthquake occurred near Vanuatu.

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:

  • 5.0 km (3.1 mi) WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu
  • 64.0 km (39.8 mi) SSE of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 209.0 km (129.9 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 533.0 km (331.2 mi) N of We, New Caledonia
  • 676.0 km (420.0 mi) N of Dumbea, New Caledonia
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