Another Quake Strikes Kermadec Islands
The Kermadec Islands have been rocked by another major earthquake this week.
No tsunami threat has been recorded for New Zealand following the magnitude 6.8 earthquake which struck at 9:10 p.m. HST.
The Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management in the area revised the earthquake to a magnitude of 6.5.
On Sunday, June 16, two tsunami threats were registered and cleared a short time later.
Hawai‘i County Civil Defense message for Tuesday, June 18 at 9:45 p.m.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 has occurred at approximately 9:10 pm HST in the vicinity of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.
PTWC confirms there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT
910 PM HST TUE JUN 18 2019: NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0902 PM HST 18 JUN 2019
COORDINATES – 30.8 SOUTH 177.4 WEST
LOCATION – KERMADEC ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND
MAGNITUDE – 6.8 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA, A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.