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No Tsunami Threat After 7.8 Fiji Earthquake

September 6, 2018, 6:36 AM HST
* Updated September 6, 6:38 AM
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Fiji earthquake. (9.6.18) PC: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.8 (preliminary magnitude 8.1) earthquake reported at 5:49 a.m. HST on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Fiji.

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 threat to Hawaiʻi. The PTWC says there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake was located too deep inside the Earth.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 608 km and was located: 29.4 mi S of Levuka, Fiji; 63.3 mi ESE of Suva, Fiji; 127.5 mi ESE of Ba, Fiji; 134.6 mi ESE of Nadi, Fiji; and 137.6 mi ESE of Lautoka, Fiji.

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