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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 7+ Mexico Quake

February 16, 2018, 2:33 PM HST
* Updated February 16, 2:49 PM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake reported at 1:40 p.m. HST on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying that 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:

  • 19.7 mi NNE of San Agustín Chayuco, Mexico;
  • 33.9 mi NE of Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico; 
  • 42.9 mi S of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Mexico; 
  • 50.1 mi E of Ometepec, Mexico; and 
  • 68.0 mi WSW of Oaxaca, Mexico.

PC: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Oxaca, Mexico earthquake 2.16.18.

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