No tsunami threat to Hawai’i after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Kermadec Islands

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A 7.1 earthquake (indicated by the purple marker) struck on March 15, 2023 in the vicinity of ths Kermadec Islands, but there is no tsunami threat to the Hawaiian Islands. Map: NOAA/U.S. Tsumani Warning System

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 occurred at approximately 2:56 p.m. in the vicinity of the Kermadec Islands.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirms there is no tsumani threat to the Big Island or the State of Hawai’i.


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