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Strong quake in the Palau region, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Palau region at 2:23 p.m. HST Thursday, December 7, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this quake.

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Strong quake in Costa Rica, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in Costa Rica at 4:28 p.m. HST on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Another strong quake near New Caledonia Tuesday (Oct 31), no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Loyalty Islands at 4:24 p.m. HST Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong quake near New Caledonia, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred southeast of the loyalty islands at 2:42 p.m. HST on Monday, October 30, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Damage to an unreinforced rock wall at Kalāhikiola Church in Kapa‘au, North Kohala, on the Island of Hawai‘i, following the magnitude-6.6 Kīholo and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes in October 2006. USGS photo by J. Takahashi.

Volcano Watch: Reminders to be prepared for Nature’s fury

As we Drop! Cover! and Hold On! during this year’s Great Hawaiʻi ShakeOut let’s also dedicate a quiet moment to those adversely impacted by recent earthquakes.

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 6:20 p.m. HST on Monday, September 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the northeast coast of O‘ahu on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. HST.

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Severe 8.1M earthquake near Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 occurred off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 06:49 p.m. HST on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. However based on all available data there is no […]

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Admiralty Islands region, Papua New Guinea at 6:18 p.m. HST on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake between the Islands of Maui and Hawaii Sunday (July 30)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake in the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel between the Islands of Maui and Hawaiʻi on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. HST. The earthquake was located 26 km (16 mi) southeast of Kaupō, Maui, and 33 km (21 mi) northwest of Hāwī, Hawaiʻi, at a […]

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At 7:01 a.m. HST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 a 5.3 magnitude quake struck the south flank of Mauna Loa. USGS Graphic

Volcano Watch: Largest Hawaiian earthquake in a decade reminds us to be prepared

On June 8, 2017, many Island of Hawai‘i residents were awakened by a sharp jolt just past 7 a.m. This 5.3 magnitude natural wake-up call was the largest quake to strike Hawaii in over a decade.

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Very strong 7.8M quake near Russia, no tsunami threat for Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in the Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region at 1:34 HST on Monday, July 17, 2017. Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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Strong 6.6M quake in New Zealand, no tsunami threat Monday (July 10)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Auckland Islands region of New Zealand at 9 p.m. HST on Monday, July 10, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong quake in the Philippines, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred in Leyte, Philippines at 10:04 HST on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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