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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat Following 8.2M Mexico Earthquake

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UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no threat of a tsunami to Hawai`i.

Waves of less than .3 meters above tide are predicted for Hawai`i but these levels are not expected to produce dangerous conditions.

The earthquake has been upgraded to a 8.2 magnitude quake.

Original posted at 7:35 p.m.

The threat of a tsunami to Hawai`i following an 8.0 earthquake off the coat of Chiapas, Mexico Thursday evening is under evaluation.

Officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say the earthquake was reported at 6:49 HST.

As of 7:30 p.m. the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat message for portions of the Pacific closest to the earthquake. The tsunami threat to Hawai`i remains under evaluation.

The United State Geological Survey reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km and was locate 60 miles southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico; 66 miles west-southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico; 73 miles south of Tonal, Chiapas, Mexico; 102 miles west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico; and 221 miles west of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Stay with MAUIWatch as details develop.



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