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20140807_quake-waimea

Morning 4.5 magnitude quake in North Hawaii felt islandwide and on Maui

An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude struck North Hawaii at 6:24 a.m. Thursday (Aug 7). There were no reports of damage. According to the USGS website the quake was felt islandwide with reports from Waimea, Honokaa, Kona, Hilo, Kahuku and four reports from Maui.

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20140802_quake-papuanewguinea

Strong 6.6M quake near Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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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Landslides triggered by the magnitude-6.7 Kīholo Bay and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes on October 15, 2006, stripped vegetation from the East Branch of Honokāne Nui Valley and extensively damaged the Kohala Ditch Trail that zigazags across the valley wall. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Hawaii still rocks!

Hawaii was listed among the 16 states facing the highest risk for earthquakes. The 6.7 magnitude Kiholo Bay quake and 6.0 magnitude Mahukona quake in 2006 stripped vegetation from valley walls.

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20140721_quake-fiji

No tsunami threat from strong quake in Fiji Islands area Monday (July 21)

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Fiji area of the Pacific. A destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the Earth.

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20140711_quake-japan

Strong 6.8M quake near Japan, no tsunami Threat to Hawaii

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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20140707_quake-mexico

Strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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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20140704_quake-papua-new-guinea

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after strong 6.6M quake in Papua New Guinea

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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20140703_quake-NewZealand

Strong 6.3M quake in South Pacific, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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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20140623_quake-alaska

Very large 7.9M earthquake near Alaska, tsunami advisory for Alaska is cancelled, none for Hawaii

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a regional tsunami advisory and/or warning for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Tsunami advisories for Alaska have been cancelled.

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20140623_quake-new-lealand

Very strong 7.2M earthquake near New Zealand, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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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20140606_quake-molokai-t

4.1 magnitude quake shakes Molokai Friday (June 6)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a magnitude-4.1 earthquake beneath eastern Moloka‘i on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 4:42 p.m. HST.

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20140514_quake-micronesia

Strong 6.6M quake in Micronesia region, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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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