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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 7.0 Quake Off Loyalty Islands

October 30, 2017, 3:31 PM HST
* Updated October 30, 3:32 PM
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PC: USGS

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

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