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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 6.8 New Guinea Quake

March 8, 2018, 8:16 AM HST
* Updated March 8, 8:38 AM
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UPDATE: 8:27 a.m.

At 7:47 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred near Papua, New Guinea.

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

M6.8 – NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • 8 Mar 2018 17:39:51 UTC
  • 9 Mar 2018 03:39:51 near epicenter
  • 8 Mar 2018 06:39:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 4.389S 153.202E
Depth 15 km
Distances
  • 115 km (71 miles) E (100 degrees) of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
  • 330 km (205 miles) NW (308 degrees) of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG
  • 335 km (208 miles) SE (127 degrees) of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
  • 735 km (457 miles) ENE (69 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
  • 870 km (541 miles) NE (50 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

ORIGINAL POST: March 8, 2018, 8:16 a.m.

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At 7:47 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred near Papua, New Guinea.

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

This statement is for information only. No action required.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters

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Origin time – 0740 am hst 08 mar 2018
Coordinates – 4.3 south 153.4 east
Location – new ireland region papua new guinea
Magnitude – 7.0 moment

 

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