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Very strong 7.4M quake in Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. it may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter in the Solomon Islands. For those areas – when no major waves are observed for two hours after the estimated time of arrival or damaging waves have not occurred for at least two hours then local authorities can assume the threat is passed. Danger to boats and coastal structures can continue for several hours due to rapid currents.

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Strong quake in Nicaragua, no tsunami threat

A 6.6 magnitude (preliminary) earthquake has occurred in Nicaragua. A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data.

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Very strong 7.1M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Two strong earthquakes have occurred in the Solomon Islands. A 7.1 and 6.8 magnitude quakes. No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Strong 7.8M quake in Chile, Tsunami Warnings for Chile and Peru cancelled

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists to Hawaii based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Time travel map for tsunami or ocean surges from Chile earthquake on April 1, 2014.

Severe 8.2M quake strikes Chile, tsunami advisory cancelled for Hawaii

Tsunami wave heights across the state of Hawaii are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish. Based on all available data the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is now cancelling the tsunami advisory. Smaller sea level changes and strong or unusual currents may persist for several additional hours and appropriate caution should be exercised by boaters and swimmers.

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Strong 6.5M earthquake near Fiji, no tsunami threat

At 5:30 p.m. HST Tuesday (March 25) an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude (preliminary) has occured South of the Fiji Islands . A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data.

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Strong 6.7M earthquake near Chile, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has occurred near the coast of Northern Chile. No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. Ocean level readings indicate a tsunami of less than one foot was created in the area.

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Weak 2.5M quake strikes Puna Friday (March 14)

A weak 2.5 magnitude earthquake centered in the Eden Roc subdivision area shook the Big Island at 2:10 p.m. Friday (March 14). Earthquakes this small are unlikely to cause damage.

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Weak 3.5M quake strikes off-shore Puako Thursday (March 13)

A weak 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Kohala coastline near Puako at 1:25 p.m. Thursday (March 13). Quakes this weak normally do not pose a tsunami threat.

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Weak 3.1M quake shakes Ka‘u Tuesday evening (March 11)

A weak 3.1 magnitude (preliminary reading) quake located near the Ka‘u coastline Southeast of Pahala Tuesday evening at 5: 42 p.m.

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Strong earthquake shakes California, no tsunami threat

A widespread destructive tsunami threat DOES NOT EXIST based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. Earthquakes of this size do not usually produce destructive tsunamis.

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Weak 3.5M quake strikes Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sunday (March 9)

At 10:44 a.m. Sunday (March 9) a weak 3.5 magnitude (preliminary reading) earthquake struck the Big Island in the area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The quake was reportedly felt in the Volcano area, Mountain View and Paauilo.

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