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No Tsunami Threat From 7.3-M Sandwich Island Quake

December 10, 2018, 4:55 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 8:21 AM
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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.

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