6.5-M Quake in Tonga, No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i
The USGS reported that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in Tonga at 1:09 p.m.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0109 PM HST 23 DEC 2018
COORDINATES – 20.5 SOUTH 174.9 WEST
LOCATION – TONGA
MAGNITUDE – 6.5 MOMENT
Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.