No Tsunami Threat following 2 large earthquakes on the West Coast of the US Mainland and Canada
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports to 2 large earthquakes (both events with a 6.4 magnitude) had occurred in Southern California region near Ridgecrest at 7:33 am and other 7:35 am Hawaii Standard Time Thursday morning (July 4th).
Based on all assessments completed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center (USTWC), there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO ISLAND OR STATE OF HAWAI'I. Again, THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
This will be the only statement for both events, unless further data or information is received.
Earthquake Information Update by our HIRSC team in Ontario, California:
At 10:34 am PDT - Our team member located in Ontario, California reported a large earthquake had occurred just north of his location northeast of Ontario, CA. He compared it to the large quake that occurred near San Francisco years over 20 years ago. Numerous glass mirrors, vases, TV's, shelving, and appliances had either fell off the wall or wiggled its way from the wall. None of his neighbors were serious hurt (just mainly minor cuts and bruises from falling items and broken glass) and more thorough damage assessment will be completed in the coming days.
A lot of grocery stores and large retail stores are closed at this time as they continue to clean up after the large earthquake.
Ontario Fire Department and other neighboring departments continue to complete assessments and are responding to numerous 911 calls related to damage or injuries from the earthquake. Will provide you updates as they become available.
Our other team members in Henderson, Nevada and Tuscon, Arizona also felt the shake but was not as powerful as what was felt by our Ontario, California team member. No injuries or damage has been reported by Tuscon Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire-Rescue or Henderson Fire Department.