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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 6.8-M Vanuatu Quake

January 15, 2019, 8:31 AM HST
* Updated January 15, 8:44 AM
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This is a Hawai‘i County Civil Defense message for Tuesday, January 15 at 8:30 in the morning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake has occurred near Vanuatu at 8:16 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2019.

The earthquake had a reported magnitude of 6.8.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i Island.

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Preliminary Report

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Magnitude 6.6

Date-Time
15 Jan 2019 18:06:36 UTC
16 Jan 2019 05:06:36 near epicenter
15 Jan 2019 07:06:36 standard time in your timezone

Location 13.400S 166.713E

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Depth 46 km

Distances
104.9 km (65.1 mi) WNW of Sola, Vanuatu
239.5 km (148.5 mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
509.7 km (316.0 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
834.0 km (517.1 mi) N of W, New Caledonia
858.5 km (532.3 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

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