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M6.7 earthquake strikes Japanese islands

Officials with the US Tsunami Warning System provided by NOAA and the National Weather Service report there is no threat of a “damaging Pacific-wide” tsunami after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Ryukyu Islands of Japan at 8:51am Pacific Time.

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0551 AM HST 13 JUN 2020
COORDINATES – 28.6 NORTH 128.5 EAST
LOCATION – RYUKYU ISLANDS JAPAN
MAGNITUDE – 6.7 MOMENT

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EVALUATION
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA 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.

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT (June 13, 2020)

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