No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that occurred in the area of Vallenar, Chile Monday evening (August 31st).
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section and Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 6.8 had occurred in the area of Vallenar, Chile at a depth of 104 kilometers (KM) at 6:08 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Monday evening (August 31st).
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.