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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 6.6-M Vanuatu Quake

July 31, 2019, 5:40 AM HST
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5:13 AM HST WED JUL 31 2019: NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI

AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.6 OCCURRED IN THE VANUATU ISLANDS AT 5:03 HST ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019.

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA, A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.

PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0503 AM HST 31 JUL 2019
COORDINATES – 16.2 SOUTH 167.9 EAST
LOCATION – VANUATU
MAGNITUDE – 6.6 MOMENT

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