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No tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after 6.7 Taiwan quake

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Taiwan earthquake. PC: USGS (3.22.22)

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.7 (6.9 preliminary) magnitude earthquake reported at 7:42 a.m. HST on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Taiwan.

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.”

The USGS reports the earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km, and the distance and direction from the epicenter to nearby places includes:

  • Hualien City, Taiwan, Taiwan 39.4 mi N
  • Puli, Taiwan, Taiwan 53.7 mi NW
  • Lugu, Taiwan, Taiwan 56.2 mi WNW
  • Nantou, Taiwan, Taiwan 66.7 mi WNW
  • Zhongxing New Village, Taiwan 67.2 mi NW

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