Earthquake poses no Hawaii tsunami danger


HONOLULU (AP) — A strong earthquake that struck Mexico Wednesday morning poses no threat of tsunami for Hawaii.

Geophysicist Barry Hirshorn with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says energy from the 7.5-magnitude quake is slowly headed in Hawaii’s direction, but the islands are not directly in its path.

Hirshorn says that was not the case in late October when a more powerful earthquake occurred off British Columbia’s northwestern coast. He says energy from that 7.7-magnitude quake headed directly toward Hawaii as if it was a “bull’s eye.”

That earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along the British Columbia coastline and as far away as Hawaii.

Wednesday’s earthquake in Mexico struck along the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. It rocked the capital and shook buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador.

 

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