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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.2 Magnitude Indonesian Quake

December 29, 2016, 1:33 PM HST
* Updated December 29, 1:36 PM
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No current tsunami watches, warnings or advisories are in effect for Hawai‘i after a 6.2-magniture earthquake was reported 21 miles from Tolotangga in the Sumbawa Region of Indonesia at 11:30 HST on Thursday, Dec. 29.

However, a tsunami warning has been issued near Tolotangga, but it is unknown if a tsunami actually did or will exist.

Indonesia has a population of approximately 242,968,000.

Bima has a population of approximately 67,000.

Preliminary Earthquake Report from USGS

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Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
29 Dec 2016 22:30:18 UTC
30 Dec 2016 06:30:18 near epicenter
29 Dec 2016 11:30:18 standard time in your timezone

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Location 9.066S 118.609E

Depth 72 km

Distances
33 km (20 mi) S of Tolotangga, Indonesia
67 km (41 mi) S of Bima, Indonesia
143 km (88 mi) ESE of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
154 km (95 mi) WSW of Labuhanbajo, Indonesia
768 km (476 mi) W of Dili, East Timor

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