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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M quake South of Fiji Islands

Magnitude
6.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:22 UTC
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:22 PM at epicenter
Location
23.591°S, 179.891°W
Depth
556.5 km (345.8 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances
550 km (342 miles) WSW (240°) from NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
3222 km (2002 miles) WSW (253°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0749Z 29 JUL 2011

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA… WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

… TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN …

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0742Z 29 JUL 2011
COORDINATES – 23.6 SOUTH 179.9 WEST
DEPTH – 556 KM
LOCATION – SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.6

EVALUATION

A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BASED ON EARTHQUAKE AND HISTORICAL TSUNAMI DATA.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…WASHINGTON…OREGON…CALIFORNIA.

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