No Tsunami Threat After 7+ Papua New Guinea Quake

May 6, 2019, 11:45 AM HST · Updated May 6, 11:52 AM
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There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 7.1 earthquake reported at 11:20 a.m. HST on Monday, May 6, 2019, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake was located in Easter New Guinea in the region of Papua New Guinea.

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

The USGS reports that the quake was located at a depth of 137 km and was located 22.7 miles SE of Bulolo, Morobe, Papua New Guinea.

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