6.5M California Earthquake: No Tsunami Threat
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
The USGS reports that the quake was located 40.475°N, 126.153°W, and occurred at a depth of 12.1 km.