No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i after 6.9 Papua New Guinea QuakeMarch 29, 2018, 11:59 AM HST · Updated March 29, 12:03 PM Wendy Osher · 1 Comment
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.9 (preliminary 7.2) magnitude earthquake reported at 11:26 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 29, 2018 off of Papua New Guinea.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that based on on all available data, a tsunami is not expected and there is NO tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.
The USGS reports that the quake was located:
97.2 miles SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
100.7 miles E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
214.7 miles SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
276.3 miles W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
317.4 miles NE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea