M7.7 earthquake strikes off Loyalty Islands; NO tsunami threat to Hawaii

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 – 1118 AM HST 29 JUL 2016
  • COORDINATES – 18.5 NORTH 145.8 EAST
  • LOCATION – MARIANA ISLANDS
  • MAGNITUDE – 7.7 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.


BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA, THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT BECAUSE THE EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED TOO DEEP INSIDE THE EARTH.

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