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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Chile Earthquake

Chile earthquake. 4.24.17. PC: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.1 (preliminary magnitude 6.7) earthquake reported at 11:38 a.m. HST on Monday, April 24, 2017 off the coast of Central Chile, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC states that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

According to the USGS, the quake was located:

  • 24 miles West of Valparaíso, Chile (Population: 282,448)
  • 28 miles West of Viña del Mar, Chile (Population: 294,551)
  • 34 miles West of Quilpué, Chile (Population: 130,263)
  • 38 miles West of Villa Alemana, Chile (Population: 97,320)
  • 42 miles NW of Cartagena, Chile (Population: 16,875)