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.

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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