No Threat to Hawai‘i After 6+ Quake in Mariana Islands

August 28, 2018, 12:57 PM HST · Updated August 28, 12:57 PM
Wendy Osher · 3 Comments
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Background image courtesy USGS. 8.28.18

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude earthquake of 6.6 in the Mariana Islands Region, reported at 12:35 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The PTWC says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected and there is not threat to Hawaiʻi.

According to preliminary data compiled by the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 53 km and was located: 141.2 miles NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; 159.9 miles NE of San Jose Village, Northern Mariana Islands; 268.6 miles NNE of Yigo Village, Guam; 271.5 miles NE of Dededo Village, Guam; and 275.4 miles NE of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam.

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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