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

April 2, 2019, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 12:01 PM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported in the Aleutian Islands region off Alaska.  The quake was reported at 11:36 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Background image courtesy USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported in the Rat Islands area of the Aleutian Islands region off Alaska.  The quake was reported at 11:36 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaiʻi.

According to the USGS, the quake was centered:

  • 48.1 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska;
  • 755.1 miles WNW of Klyuchi, Kamchatka, Russia;
  • 816.8 miles WNW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia;
  • 827.4 miles WNW of Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka, Russia; and
  • 827.5 miles WNW of Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia.

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