Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Earthquake: 6.5 Tonga region-Tsunami statement issued-no tsunami observed

via RSOE EDIS


AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS 
ORIGIN TIME - 0129Z 
21 JAN 2014 COORDINATES - 15.1 SOUTH 174.7 WEST DEPTH - 33 KM LOCATION - TONGA MAGNITUDE - 6.5 

 EVALUATION NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA. 

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