An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
However, small tsunami waves have been observed close the epicenter. People along coastal areas near the earthquake should be observant and exercise normal caution.
TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0552 PM HST 28 AUG 2018
COORDINATES – 22.2 SOUTH 170.0 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 7.1 MOMENT
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.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESSADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.