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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.9 Aleutian Islands Quake

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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported at 12:25 p.m. HST on Friday, June 2, 2017 near the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

Aleutian Islands quake (6.2.17) PC: PTWC.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, 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 centered:
  • 113.6 mi WNW of Attu, Alaska;
  • 435.1 mi ESE of Klyuchi, Russia;
  • 508.1 mi E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia;

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