Large earthquake off New Zealand, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

hawaii.TIBHWX.2013.07.21.0518

The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a statement that there was a 6.9 magnitude earthquake off east coast of South Island New Zealand.

A Pacific wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

  • Origin time – 0710 pm HST 20 Jul 2013
  • Coordinates – 42.0 south 174.9 east
  • Location – Off east coast of the South Island N.Z.
  • Magnitude – 6.9 moment

Evaluation:

Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.

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