No Tsunami Threat to Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the region of Kokoda, Papa New Guinea late Thursday afternoon (July 16th).
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section and Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude of 7.3 (Moment) earthquake occurred in the region of Kokoda, Papa New Guinea at a depth of 53 miles at 4:50 pm Thursday afternoon (July 16th) 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.