May 11, 2017

[Tsunami Message - IOC] NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A DISTANT EARTHQUAKE

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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
751 PM AST WED MAY 10 2017

..NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A DISTANT EARTHQUAKE...


AUDIENCE
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* GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS... MEDIA... AND GENERAL PUBLIC OF PUERTO
RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.8 OCCURRED IN
THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION AT 724 PM AST ON WEDNESDAY
MAY 10 2017.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... OR THE BRITISH
VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A PRELIMINARY RAPID
ASSESSMENT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

* MAGNITUDE 6.8
* ORIGIN TIME 724 PM AST MAY 10 2017
* COORDINATES 56.3 SOUTH 25.5 WEST
* DEPTH 26 MILES / 41 KM
* LOCATION SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
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* NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

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