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UPDATE: No Hawai`i Tsunami Threat Following 7.8M Alaska Quake

Updated at 9:35 p.m.

Officials with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say there is no threat to Hawai`i following this evening’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Alaska Penisula.

In its 9:33 p.m. update, PTWC officials said that based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

Updated at 9:05 p.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that the Alaska region earthquake has been upgraded to a 7.8 magnitude. 

As of PTWC’s 9:01 p.m. update, it was still investigating whether or not there was a tsunami threat to the state.

A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific near the epicenter but no advisories have been posted for Hawai`i.

MAUIWatch will continue to monitor. 

Original story published at 8:40 p.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is monitoring a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that shook near the Alaska Penisula at 8:13 p.m. Hawai`i time.

As of 8:26 p.m., PTWC reports that it is still too early to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawai`i as a result of the quake.

MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and update with new information as it becomes available.

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