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No Tsunami Threat from 6.7-M Solomon Islands Quake

September 9, 2018, 9:54 AM HST
* Updated September 9, 10:16 AM
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On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at 9:45 a.m., the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported an earthquake has occurred in the Solomon Islands at 9:32 a.m.

The earthquake had a reported magnitude of 6.7.

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

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
940 AM HST SUN SEP 09 2018

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

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ORIGIN TIME – 0932 AM HST 09 SEP 2018
COORDINATES – 10.1 SOUTH 161.6 EAST
LOCATION – SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.7 MOMENT

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

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
9 Sep 2018 19:31:37 UTC
10 Sep 2018 06:31:37 near epicenter
9 Sep 2018 08:31:37 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.040S 161.485E
Depth 83 km
Distances
66.1 km (41.0 mi) NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
181.3 km (112.4 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
776.5 km (481.4 mi) ESE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
864.4 km (535.9 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
1126.8 km (698.6 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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