The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach released a statement that based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
The earthquake had the preliminary parameters below:
- Origin time - 08:36 a.m. HST 07 Jul 2013
- Coordinates - 3.8 south 154.0 east
- Location - north of the Solomon Islands
- Magnitude - 7.3 moment
*Note the USGS and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center may have slightly different information as magnitude is adjusted when more data is collected.
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