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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 7.2M New Zealand quake

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
647 AM HST FRI SEP 03 2010

TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0636 AM HST 03 SEP 2010
COORDINATES – 43.6 SOUTH 172.7 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND
MAGNITUDE – 7.4 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.

Magnitude
7.2
Date-Time
Friday, September 03, 2010 at 16:35:44 UTC
Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 04:35:44 AM at epicenter
Location
43.332°S, 172.438°E
Depth
16.1 km (10.0 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region
SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Distances
30 km (19 miles) NW (323°) from Christchurch, New Zealand
186 km (116 miles) SSE (160°) from Westport, New Zealand
298 km (186 miles) SW (219°) from WELLINGTON, New Zealand

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