A 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia rattled the region, but did not generate a tsunami. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi. The quake happened at 4:36 p.m. HST today in the Kepulauan Sula region of Indonesia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).
The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 12.8 miles and was located: 76 miles SE of Modayag, Indonesia. The PTWC issued an informational bulletin saying that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected.
Network news reports say residents there were panicked by the strong temblor – but there were no reports of injuries or significant damage.