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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i from 7.0-M New Guinea Quake

October 10, 2018, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated October 14, 2:25 PM
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The USGS reported that a 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in the New Britain Region of Papau New Guinea on Oct. 10, 2018, at 10:48 a.m.

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

ORIGIN TIME – 1048 AM HST 10 OCT 2018
COORDINATES – 5.9 SOUTH 151.4 EAST
LOCATION – NEW BRITAIN REGION PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAGNITUDE – 7.0 MOMENT

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