No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 7.0 Quake Off Loyalty Islands
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 7.0 earthquake reported at 2:42 p.m. HST on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 Southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.
The Loyalty Islands are an archipelago located in the French territory of New Caledonia.
- The USGS reports that the quake was located:
67.8 mi ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia;
123.3 mi ESE of Wé, New Caledonia;
150.2 mi E of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia;
156.6 mi E of Dumbéa, New Caledonia; and
157.3 mi E of Nouméa, New Caledonia