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NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I After 7.5M Oaxaca Quake

February 16, 2018, 2:12 PM HST
* Updated February 16, 4:05 PM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 1:40 p.m. today off Oaxaca, Mexico did NOT cause a TSUNAMI THREAT for the Island or State of Hawai‘i, according to the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawai‘i, at 1:46 p.m. HST Friday, Feb., 16 2018.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:

Origin time – 0140 pm hst 16 feb 2018
Coordinates – 16.4 north 97.9 west
Location – oaxaca mexico
Magnitude – 7.5 moment

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

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time
  • 16 Feb 2018 23:39:42 UTC
  • 16 Feb 2018 17:39:42 near epicenter
  • 16 Feb 2018 12:39:42 standard time in your timezone
Location 16.646N 97.653W
Depth 24 km
Distances
  • 53 km (33 miles) NE (47 degrees) of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 69 km (43 miles) S (178 degrees) of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 82 km (51 miles) E (93 degrees) of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
  • 109 km (68 miles) WSW (246 degrees) of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 242 km (151 miles) E (95 degrees) of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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

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