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6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Chile and Bolivia, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 16:35:59 UTC
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:35:59 PM at epicenter
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 06:35:59 AM HST
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
21.898°S, 68.299°W
117 km (72.7 miles)
87 km (54 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
196 km (121 miles) E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile
224 km (139 miles) SW of Uyuni, Bolivia
1297 km (805 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center there was an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude at the Chile-Bolivia boarder region at 6:36 a.m. HST Monday (June 20).

Based upon all data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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