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Earthquake Information Update for April 17th, 2020

No Tsunami Threat to Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 6.6 earthquake that occurred in the area of Bonin Islands, Japan late Friday evening (April 17th).

Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section and Weather Team


The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 6.6 (originally 6.9 moment, later downgraded to a 6.6) had occurred in the area of Bonin Islands, Japan at a depth of 301 miles at 10:25 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST).

Based on all assessments conducted by the United States Tsunami Warning Centers (USTWC) and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reports that there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND AND STATE OF HAWAII. Again, NO TSUNAMI THREAT.

There is also NO TSUNAMI THREAT for the West Coast of the United States (Washington, Oregon, and California).

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

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