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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i from Vancouver Quakes

October 21, 2018, 8:11 PM HST
* Updated October 21, 10:27 PM
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The USGS reported that two earthquakes happened in a 43 minute time period near Vancouver, Canada. The largest quake was reported at 6.8-magnitude (updated) earthquake occurred on Vancouver Island in Canada at 7:40 p.m.

ORIGIN TIME – 0740 PM HST 21 OCT 2018
COORDINATES – 49.1 NORTH 129.7 WEST
LOCATION – VANCOUVER ISLAND CANADA REGION
MAGNITUDE – 6.8 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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