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Severe 8.6M earthquake strikes off the coast of Sumatra, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A severe 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra at 10:38 p.m. HST. Because the epicenter is in the Indian Ocean there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. However there is a tsunami watch in effect for the Indian Ocean. DART Buoys indicate a tsunami was generated in the Indian Ocean. Check with […]

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No widespread tsunami threat from 7.3M Sumatra earthquake Tuesday (Jan 10)

A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – there is a very small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region near the epicenter should be made aware of […]

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