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No tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after 6.6 Fiji earthquake

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Fiji quake location (2.16.22) PC: USGS

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary 6.6 magnitude earthquake reported at 10:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, South of the Fiji Islands.

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

The USGS reports the quake was located at a depth of 528.1 km in proximity to the following nearby cities:

  1. Haveluloto, Tongatapu, Tonga 340 miles ENE
  2. Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga 341.1 miles ENE
  3. ‘Ohonua, ʻEua, Tonga 347.8 miles ENE
  4. Suva, Central, Fiji 409 miles NNW
  5. Nadi, Western, Fiji 454.3 miles NNW

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