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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.8 Philippines Quake

April 28, 2017, 11:18 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 11:20 AM
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Mindanao, Philippines, earthquake, April 28, 2017. USGS image.

There is no threat of a tsunami affecting Hawaiʻi after a 6.8 (7.2 preliminary magnitude) earthquake reported at 10:23 a.m. HST on Friday, April 28, 2017, in Mindanao, Philippines, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi, according to the PTWC.

Earthquake Statistics

16.6 miles WSW of Balangonan, Philippines (Population: 2,329)
22.6 miles SSW of Glan, Philippines (Population: 24,256)
33.9 miles SSW of Malapatan, Philippines (Population: 19,439)
38.3 miles SSW of Lun Pequeño, Philippines (Population: 11,541)
71.1 miles SSE of Koronadal, Philippines (Population: 125,502)
45 miles S  of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
117 miles SSW of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
134 miles SSE of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
660 miles) W of KOROR, Palau

Preliminary Earthquake Report

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Magnitude 6.8

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Date-Time
28 Apr 2017 20:23:20 UTC
29 Apr 2017 04:23:20 near epicenter
28 Apr 2017 09:23:20 standard time in your timezone

Location 5.477N 125.084E

Depth 41 km

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