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No Tsunami Threat Following 4.4M Quake

March 31, 2016, 11:48 PM HST
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred 12 miles east-northeast of Pahala.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Thursday at 11:45 p.m. Hawai’i time.

The United States Geological Survey reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.3 miles and was 32 miles southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, 35 miles south-southwest of Hilo, 52 miles east-southeast of Kailua-Kona, and 217 miles southeast of Honolulu.

There were 21 felt reports on the USGS’s Did You Feel It? website. The reports came from as far as Honolulu, with several Maui responses as well.


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