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No Tsunami Threat From 6.6-M Kermadic Quake

March 6, 2019, 7:21 AM HST
* Updated April 12, 9:57 AM
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 AM: Civil Defense

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 has occurred south of the Kermadic Islands in the South Pacific.

There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the state or the Island of Hawai‘i.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0546 AM HST 06 MAR 2019
COORDINATES – 32.2 SOUTH 177.8 WEST
LOCATION – SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.6 MOMENT

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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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THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

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