HONOLULU, Hawaii – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has struck near the coast of central Chile, but no tsunami is expected according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
“Based on all available data,” the PTWC wrote in an alert following the quake, “a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Repeat. A destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.”
The earthquake, which occurred 33 miles southwest of Coquimbo, Chile, gave the region a good shake, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Hawaii County Civil Defense issued a quick alert message assuring the population on the Big Island that there was no tsunami as a result of the quake.