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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 7.1 Japan Quake

February 13, 2021, 8:33 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 8:40 AM
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Japan earthquake. (2.13.21) PC: USGS

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 7.1 earthquake reported at 4:07 a.m. HST on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, near the east coast of Honshu Japan.

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

The US Geological Survey reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 50.6 km (31.4 miles) and was located:

  1. 43.7 miles WSW of Namie, Fukushima, Japan
  2. 51.2 miles NNW of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
  3. 51.3 miles WNW of Watari, Miyagi, Japan
  4. 52.9 miles WNW of Iwanuma, Miyagi, Japan
  5. 58.5 miles NW of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
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