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7.1-M Earthquake SE of Loyalty Islands, NO Tsunami Threat for Hawai‘i

August 28, 2018, 6:34 PM HST
* Updated August 28, 6:36 PM
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An earthquake Southeast of the Loyalty Islands has occurred with these preliminary parameters:

ORIGIN TIME – 0552 PM HST 28 AUG 2018
COORDINATES – 22.2 SOUTH 170.0 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 7.1 MOMENT

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

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