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Strong 7.4M quake in Japan which was under a tsunami warning, no threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 10:59 a.m. HAST on Monday, November 21, 2016. Tsunamis were generated along coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter. All tsunami advisories have since been lifted for Japan.

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Earthquakes continue in New Zealand with strong temblor, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred in South Island, New Zealand at 2:34 p.m. HAST on Sunday, November 14, 2016. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Very strong earthquake in New Zealand, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 occurred in South Island, New Zealand at 1:03 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Multiple temblors are occuring in New Zealand following the main quake. Tsunami Warning issued for New Zealand. No advisories issue for Hawaii.

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Strong 6.9 M quake near Papua new Guinea Sunday (Oct 16), no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 5:15 p.m. HST on Sunday, October 16 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements

Ten years ago shortly after 7 a.m., HST, on Sunday, October 15, 2006, two damaging earthquakes struck off the northwest coast of the Island of Hawai‘i—a magnitude-6.7 earthquake beneath Kīholo Bay and a magnitude-6.0 earthquake offshore of Māhukona.

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The Kalāhikiola Congregational Church in Kapa‘au was extensively damaged on October 15, 2006, by two earthquakes (magnitudes 6.7 and 6.0) off the northwest coast of Hawaiʻi Island. The earthquakes were felt throughout the State of Hawaii, but the greatest damage occurred in the North Kona and Kohala Districts of the Island of Hawaiʻi. An example of a seismogram (bottom of photo) illustrates the relation between the amplitude and duration of shaking, which is used by seismologists to compute earthquake magnitudes. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: How big is that earthquake? Why magnitudes sometimes change

Characterizing earthquakes is one of the most important activities we do at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). Seismicity helps us monitor the “pulse” of volcanoes and can be a first indication of an impending eruption.

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Strong 6.9 magnitude quake near Fiji Islands, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 11:29 a.m. HST on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong 6.3 magnitude quake in Philippines, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 12:53 p.m. HST on Friday, September 23, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Magnitude 4.0 quake at Mauna Loa summit Tuesday (Sept 6)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.0 earthquake beneath the Island of Hawaiʻi on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 4:25 a.m., HST.

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Very strong 7.1 magnitude quake near New Zealand, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 occurred off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand At 6:38 HST on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Magnitude 6.7 Depth 499 km Time 31 Aug 2016 13:11:36 UTC 30 Aug 2016 17:11:36 HST Location with respect to nearby cities 39 km (24 mi) E of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea 93 km (57 mi) NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 253 km (156 mi) ESE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea 358 km (221 […]

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Very strong quake in Loyalty Islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 occurred southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 3:27 p.m. HST on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Based on all available data… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed.

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