Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa

PTWC Okinawa Earthquake
PTWC Okinawa Earthquake

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Service says a magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck in the East China Sea north of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The USGS said the quake occurred at 4:11 a.m. Monday (20:11 GMT Sunday) with its epicenter located 68 miles (110 kilometers) north-northwest of Nago, a tourist town in the northern Okinawa Island near a U.S. Marine Base. Its depth was given as 69.8 miles (112.3 kilometers).

The U.S. National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami is expected. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, HI
10:21 a.m. HST Sun March 02, 2014

To – Civil Defense 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 – 10:11 a.m. HST 02 Mar 2014
  • Coordinates – 27.4 north, 127.4 east
  • Location – Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • Magnitude – 6.6 Moment

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.

This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.

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