No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.5M N. California Earthquake

December 8, 2016, 5:28 AM HST · Updated December 8, 8:11 AM
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    There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.5 M (preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake reported off the coast of Northern California at 4:50 a.m. HST on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning center says that based on all available data, a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

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    The USGS reports that the quake was located:

    157 km (97 mi) W of Ferndale, California
    166 km (102 mi) W of Fortuna, California
    168 km (104 mi) W of Eureka, California
    176 km (109 mi) WSW of Arcata, California
    451 km (279 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

    The USGS reports that the quake was located 40.475°N, 126.153°W, and occurred at a depth of 12.1 km.

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    California earthquake, 12.08.16. PC: USGS

    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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