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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.9 Russia Earthquake

March 16, 2021, 8:59 AM HST
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Russia earthquake (3.16.21) PC: USGS.

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Russia Earthquake: (Update: 8:45 a.m. 3.16.21)

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported at 8:38 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 off the East Coast of Kamchatka Russia.

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

The USGS reports that the earthquake was located near the following cities:

  1. Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Kamchatka, Russia185 km (114.9 mi) NNW. Population: 4939
  2. Klyuchi, Kamchatka, Russia238 km (147.9 mi) NW. Population: 10000
  3. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia338.9 km (210.6 mi) WSW. Population: 187282
  4. Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia346.2 km (215.1 mi) WSW. Population: 40692
  5. Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka, Russia359.6 km (223.4 mi) WSW. Population: 25204

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