M6.4 earthquake strikes Fiji Islands on September 26 2017 – No tsunami threat

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck south of the Fiji Islands at 4:20 a.m. on September 26, 2017.

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

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M6.4 earthquake hit Fiji Islands on September 26 2017. via USGS

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake had the following preliminary parameters:

Origin time – 0620 p.m. HST 25 Sep 2017 or 0420 a.m. UTC 26 Sep 2017
Coordinates – 23.8 South 176.4 West
Location – south of the Fiji Islands
Magnitude – 6.5 Moment

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Shake map of the M6.4 earthquake at Fiji Islands on September 26, 2017. via PTCV

According to officials, this M6.4 earthquake hasn’t triggered any tsunami.

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