M6.6 earthquake strikes Fiji, NO tsunami threat

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday deep in the ocean about 309 miles south of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

The USGS initially estimated the earthquake at 6.8 magnitude and revised that to 6.6.

At the time of this post, there were two aftershocks at M6.1 and M5.2 in the same area.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

USGS Information:

  • M6.6 – South of the Fiji Islands
  • 24.642°S 179.084°E depth=527.6km (327.8mi)
  • 497km (309mi) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 703km (437mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 722km (449mi) S of Suva, Fiji
  • 777km (483mi) SSE of Nadi, Fiji
  • 911km (566mi) S of Lambasa, Fiji

Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Ewa Beach HI
11:21 p.m. HST Sat May 03 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 – 11:16 p.m. HST 03 May 2014
  • Coordinates – 24.6 South 179.3 East
  • Location – South of the Fiji Uslands
  • Magnitude – 6.8 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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