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.