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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat Following 6.8M Solomon Islands Earthquake

November 18, 2015, 8:50 AM HST
* Updated November 18, 9:40 AM
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***Updated at 9:10 a.m. to include updated information from the United States Geological Survey.***

The United States Geological Survey has since updated the earthquake to a 6.8 magnitude.

***Original story posted at 8:50 a.m.***

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

According to the PTWC, the earthquake occurred Wednesday at 8:31 a.m. Hawai’i time.


United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 50 miles south-southwest of Dadali, Solomon Islands; 99 miles west-northwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands; 276 miles southeast of Arawa, Papua New Guinea; 533 miles southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea; and 576 miles east of Alotau Papua New Guinea.


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