No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 6.7 Quake

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake (preliminary measurement) occurred at 1:04 p.m. HST on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Solomon Islands region.

The PTWC says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

  • According to the USGS, the quake was located:
  • 44 miles W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 110 miles SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 483 miles SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 532 miles NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 693 miles NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

This will be the only statement issued for this event, unless additional data is received.


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