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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.6 Alaska Quake

May 8, 2017, 7:46 AM HST
* Updated May 8, 7:50 AM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 6.6 earthquake occurred in the Aleutian Islands at 7 a.m. Hawai‘i time this morning.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:

Origin time: 7:01 a.m. HST, May, 8, 2017

Coordinates: 51.4 north
178.6 west

Location -Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

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Magnitude
6.6 moment

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Evaluation
Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.

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

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