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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 8.1-M Fiji Quake

September 6, 2018, 6:26 AM HST
* Updated September 6, 6:47 AM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m. that an 8.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Fiji at 5:49 a.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to the island of Hawai‘i.

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
555 AM HST THU SEP 06 2018

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0549 AM HST 06 SEP 2018
COORDINATES – 18.4 SOUTH 179.5 EAST
LOCATION – FIJI
MAGNITUDE – 8.1 MOMENT

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 7.8
Date-Time
  • 6 Sep 2018 15:49:14 UTC
  • 7 Sep 2018 03:49:14 near epicenter
  • 6 Sep 2018 04:49:14 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.494S 179.332E
Depth 608 km
Distances
  • 47.3 km (29.3 mi) S of Levuka, Fiji
  • 101.8 km (63.1 mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 205.1 km (127.2 mi) ESE of Ba, Fiji
  • 216.6 km (134.3 mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji
  • 221.5 km (137.3 mi) ESE of Lautoka, Fiji

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