M6.7 earthquake strikes Loyalty Islands, NO tsunami threat


This bulletin applies to areas within and bordering the Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas, except Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

Tsunami Information Bulletin

This bulletin is for information only.

This bulletin is issued as advice to government agencies. Only national and local government agencies have the authority to make decisions regarding the official state of alert in their area and any actions to be taken in response.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:

  • Origin time – 0637z 01 May 2014
  • Coordinates – 21.5 South 170.3 East
  • Depth – 112 km
  • Location – Southeast of Loyalty Islands
  • Magnitude – 6.7

Evaluation: A destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

This will be the only bulletin issued for this event unless additional information becomes available.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center will issue products for Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California.


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