(BIVN) – A Magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck east northeast of Ishinomaki, Japan at 11:09 p.m. HST does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi, emergency officials say.
The earthquake that occurred late Friday night (Hawaiʻi time) was located near the east coast of Honshu, and generated a preliminary tsunami threat for Japan. The event did not trigger a tsunami watch or advisory for Hawaiʻi.
“Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced shortly after the event.
This story will be updated with more information when it becomes available.