No tsunami threat to Hawaii, 18 August 2018

Accessed on 19 August 2018, Post #17453.


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According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Oahu, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake near Fiji early this afternoon Hawaii Time did not generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Briefly, here’s the situation report:

“The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 348 miles and was located 174 miles northeast of Fiji’s Ndoi Island. No casualties are expected based on initial readings.

Small tsunami waves have been observed but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected based on available data.”

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Russ Roberts