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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after earthquake in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

June 23, 2014 - 11:32am

No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-8.0 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake struck at 10:53 a.m. Hawaii time near Rat Island within the Aleutian Islands, according to the center. The center upgraded the magnitude shortly after its initial release stating it was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Based on all available data, a destricturive Pacific-wide tsunam is not expected and there is no threat of tsunami to Hawaii.

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