No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.5 Aleutian Islands Quake

August 15, 2018, 12:23 PM HST · Updated August 15, 12:23 PM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments


There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported at 11:57 a.m. HST on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in the Andreanof Islands region of the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km and was located:

  • 74.6 mi WSW of  Adak, Alaska;
  • 924.5 mi ESE Klyuchi, Russia;
  • 943.0 mi S of Anadyr, Russia;
  • 991.2 mi ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia; and 
  • 1001.8 mi ESE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  • 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.
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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