No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 7.2 Magnitude Fiji Quake
The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach reported that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 11:59 a.m. HST on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake.
An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters
ORIGIN TIME – 1153 AM HST 03 JAN 2017
COORDINATES – 19.5 SOUTH 176.2 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 7.2 MOMENT
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 4.0 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 104; Dmin = 274.0 km; Rmss = 1.26 seconds; Gp = 46°
|Event ID||us 10007pj6|