UPDATES: No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i From 6.7-M Fiji Quake
UPDATE: 6:30 AM: Hawai‘i County Civil Defense
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has occurred at approximately 5:54 HST in the vicinity of Fiji.
PTWC confirms there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawai‘i.
You will be informed should conditions change.
UPDATE: 6:23 AM: USGS
M6.7 Earthquake – Fiji region
1 Sep 2019 15:54:22 UTC
2 Sep 2019 03:54:22 near epicenter
1 Sep 2019 04:54:22 standard time in your timezone
Location 20.420S 178.544W
Depth 615 km
344.2 km (213.4 mi) SE of Levuka, Fiji
357.0 km (221.3 mi) WNW of Nuku�alofa, Tonga
405.0 km (251.1 mi) SE of Suva, Fiji
493.5 km (306.0 mi) SSE of Labasa, Fiji
510.5 km (316.5 mi) SE of Ba, Fiji
6:03 AM HST, SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 2019
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0554 AM HST 01 SEP 2019
COORDINATES – 20.4 SOUTH 178.4 WEST
LOCATION – FIJI REGION
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.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.