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6.5-M Quake in Tonga, No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i

December 23, 2018, 1:35 PM HST
* Updated December 23, 10:05 PM
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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.

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