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Earthquake Information Statement for May 21st, 2021

No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the region Southern Qinghai, China Friday morning (May 21st).

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team


The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred in the region of Southern Qinghai, China at 8:04 am Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Friday morning (May 21st) at a depth of 6.2 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 event occurred too far inland to generate a Pacific wide tsunami.

This will be the only information statement for this evenet unless further data is received.

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