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No Tsunami Threat From Alaska Earthquake

August 15, 2018, 12:31 PM HST
* Updated August 15, 12:41 PM
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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 6.6 (updated) magnitude earthquake occurred today at 11:57 a.m. latitude 51.3 north, longitude 178.1 west near Andreanof Island, Alaska.

Preliminary parameters:

ORIGIN TIME – 1157 AM HST 15 AUG 2018
COORDINATES – 51.3 NORTH 178.1 WEST
LOCATION – ANDREANOF ISLANDS ALEUTIAN IS. ALASKA
MAGNITUDE – 6.6 MOMENT

Evaluation:

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

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

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