M6.9 earthquake strikes off Vanuatu

PTWC

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
551 PM HST THU JAN 22 2015

TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 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 – 0548 PM HST 22 JAN 2015
  • COORDINATES – 17.3 SOUTH 168.6 EAST
  • LOCATION – VANUATU
  • 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. 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.


USGS M6.8 – 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Event Time

  • 2015-01-23 03:47:27 (UTC)
  • 2015-01-22 17:47:27 (UTC-10:00)

Nearby Cities

  • 84km (52mi) NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 218km (135mi) SE of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 453km (281mi) NNE of We, New Caledonia
  • 610km (379mi) NNE of Dumbea, New Caledonia
  • 84km (52mi) NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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