No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in the region of Ishinomaki, Japan Friday afternoon (April 30th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 6.8 (initially a 6.6 later upgraded to a 6.8) earthquake occurred in the region of Ishinomaki, Japan in the West Pacific Ocean at 3:27 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Friday afternoon (April 30th) at a depth of 29 miles.
Based on all assessments completed by Japan Tsunami Warning Center (JTWC), National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC), Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), and Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (ATWC), there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO ISLAND AND STATE OF HAWAI'I, AGAIN NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
This will be the only information statement for this event unless further data is received.