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6.5M California Earthquake: No Tsunami Threat

December 8, 2016, 7:45 AM HST
* Updated December 8, 7:47 AM
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The epicenter of Thursday's earthquake was about 100 miles off the coast of Northern California. USGS National Earthquake Information Center

The epicenter of Thursday’s earthquake was about 100 miles off the coast of Northern California.
USGS National Earthquake Information Center

 

A 6.5 M (preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake reported off the coast of Northern California at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, produced no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.

Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake was located:

157 km (97 mi) W of Ferndale, California
166 km (102 mi) W of Fortuna, California
168 km (104 mi) W of Eureka, California
176 km (109 mi) WSW of Arcata, California
451 km (279 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

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The USGS reports that the quake was located 40.475°N, 126.153°W, and occurred at a depth of 12.1 km.

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