M6.5 earthquake south of Fiji; NO tsunami threat to Hawaii

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Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Ewa Beach HI
5:37 p.m. Tue Mar 25 2014

To – Civil Defense in the State of Hawaii

Subject – Tsunami Information Statement

This statement is for information only. No action required.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:

  • Origin time – 05:30 p.m. 25 Mar 2014
  • Coordinates – 26.2 south 179.4 east
  • Location – South of the Fiji Islands
  • Magnitude – 6.5 Moment

Evaluation: 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.

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