NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I After 7.5M Oaxaca QuakeFebruary 16, 2018, 2:12 PM HST (Updated February 16, 2018, 4:05 PM)
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 1:40 p.m. today off Oaxaca, Mexico did NOT cause a TSUNAMI THREAT for the Island or State of Hawai‘i, according to the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawai‘i, at 1:46 p.m. HST Friday, Feb., 16 2018.
An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:
Origin time – 0140 pm hst 16 feb 2018
Coordinates – 16.4 north 97.9 west
Location – oaxaca mexico
Magnitude – 7.5 moment
Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.
This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.