No Tsunami Threat From 7.3-M Sandwich Island Quake
The USGS reported that a 7.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in the South Sandwich Islands Region on Dec. 10, 2018, at 4:27 p.m. HST.
PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS:
* MAGNITUDE 7.3
* ORIGIN TIME 0227 UTC DEC 11 2018
* COORDINATES 58.5 SOUTH 26.2 WEST
* DEPTH 176 KM / 109 MILES
* LOCATION SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.