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Earthquake Information Statement for December 23rd, 2019

Notice Level: Non-Urgent (Information Statement Only)


No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii Island following two magnitude 6.0 (Moment) earthquakes in the area of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada Monday morning (December 23rd)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 6.0 (moment) magnitude earthquake had occurred in the region of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada at 9:49 am Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on Monday morning (December 23rd).


Just a little over an hour later, At 10:56 am Monday morning, USGS recorded another magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the same region of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada.


Based on all assessments completed on both events by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) and National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) in Palmer, Alaska: There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and the State of Hawaii. Again, NO TSUNAMI THREAT.


This will be the only information statement for both event unless further data is received.

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