No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i After 6.6M Palau Quake

December 7, 2017, 3:08 PM HST (Updated December 7, 2017, 3:09 PM) · 3 Comments

The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported at 2:30 p.m. HST on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, that a 6.6 magnitude earthquake  occurred near Palau at 2:23 HST.

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

USGS Preliminary Report

State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
Coordinates:10.2 north 140.2 east
Magnitude 6.5
Depth 7 km


54.4 33.7 miles NW of Fais, Micronesia
238.9 148.1 miles ENE of Colonia, Micronesia
619.8 384.3 miles SW of Mangilao Village, Guam
620.7 384.8 miles SW of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam
627.7 389.2 miles SW of Dededo Village, Guam

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