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No tsunami threat from 6.6M earthquake in Solomon Islands Sunday (Jan 8)

Magnitude
6.6
Date-Time
Monday, January 09, 2012 at 04:07:16 UTC
Monday, January 09, 2012 at 03:07:16 PM at epicenter
Sunday, January 08, 2012 at 06:07:16 PM HST
Location
10.557°S, 165.160°E
Depth
38.9 km (24.2 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
75 km (46 miles) WNW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
355 km (220 miles) E of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.
584 km (362 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2266 km (1408 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0414Z 09 JAN 2012

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 – 0407Z 09 JAN 2012
COORDINATES – 10.6 SOUTH 165.2 EAST
DEPTH – 50 KM
LOCATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.6

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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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