No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Pondaguitan, Philippines Wednesday morning (August 11th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 7.1 (initially a 7.2, however, later downgraded to 7.1) earthquake that occurred approximately 63 kilometers offshore of Pondaguitan, Philippines at 07:41 am Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Wednesday morning (August 11th) at a depth of 41.0 miles.
Based on all extensive assessments completed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) and the United States Tsunami Warning Center (USTWC) for the State of Hawai'i, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND AND STATE OF HAWAI'I, AGAIN NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
This will be the only statement for this event unless further data is received.