M6.9 earthquake 76km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, NO tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake was reported in the Santa Cruz islands region near the Solomon Islands at 11:45 a.m. Friday Hawaii time.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

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* MAGNITUDE      6.9

* ORIGIN TIME    2145 UTC MAY 22 2015

* COORDINATES    11.0 SOUTH  163.9 EAST

* DEPTH          33 KM / 20 MILES

* LOCATION       SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

 

EVALUATION

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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.9 OCCURRED IN

THE SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION AT 2145 UTC ON FRIDAY MAY 22

2015.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA… THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT

FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

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* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

 

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS

ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT

EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT

PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII… AMERICAN SAMOA… GUAM… AND

CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES

SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT

PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA… OREGON… WASHINGTON…

BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL

TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT

NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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