(BIVN) – An earthquake that occurred Sunday morning in the Pacific Ocean did not generate a tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi, officials say.
“The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 has occurred at approximately 4:57 a.m. HST in the vicinity of the Loyalty Islands,” Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense stated in an alert message issued this morning. “PTWC confirms there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii.”
The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most seismically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates, USGS says.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - A strong earthquake that occurred south of the Kermadec Islands did not generate a tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi, emergency officials say.