PTWC: 6.8M earthquake off North Island of New Zealand; NO tsunami threat

The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at Ewa Beach, Hawaii has issued a statement at 4:36 p.m. HST.


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

Repeat. 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.

Preliminary parameters:

  • Origin time – 04:31 p.m. HST 15 Aug 2013
  • Coordinates – 41.8 south, 174.2 east
  • Location – North Island of New Zealand
  • Magnitude – 6.8 Moment


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