False tsunami rumors swirl after Big Island quakes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

False tsunami rumors swirl after Big Island quakes

When a 6.9 earthquake shook the Big Island earlier this month, tsunami fears kicked into high gear and so did the rumor mill.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it received dozens of phone calls asking if a tsunami was coming.

"We've received phone calls even from the mainland asking about a tsunami hazard from Hawaii," Oceanographer Nathan Becker said.

There was no tsunami threat.

There are plenty of dangerous things happening on the Big Island these days, but so far, a tsunami has not been one of them.

Becker reminds the public to always double check their source of information.

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