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No Tsunami Threat From Today’s Solomon Island Quake

December 9, 2016, 10:28 AM HST
* Updated December 9, 10:32 AM
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A destructive Pacific-wide Tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i from today’s 6.9 magnitude (preliminary measurement) earthquake near the Solomon Islands that occurred at 9:10 a.m. HST.

The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued this statement on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.

Coordinates – 10.8 South 161.2 East
Location – Solomon Islands
Magnitude – 6.9 Moment

  • 9 Dec 2016 19:10:06 UTC
  • 10 Dec 2016 06:10:06 near epicenter
  • 9 Dec 2016 08:10:06 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.680S 161.126E
Depth 10 km
  • 90 km (55 mi) WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 188 km (116 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 789 km (489 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 846 km (524 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 1100 km (682 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

No Tsunami Threat Following 6.8M Solomon Islands Earthquake


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