6.9 GULF OF CALIFORNIA QUAKE–NO THREAT TO HAWAII EXPECTED

August 3, 2009, 8:42 AM HST · Updated August 3, 8:59 AM
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Image Courtesy USGS.

Image Courtesy USGS.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0800 AM HST 03 AUG 2009
COORDINATES – 28.9 NORTH  112.8 WEST
LOCATION    – GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAGNITUDE   – 6.9  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.

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THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Region:                            GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Geographic coordinates:            29.372N, 112.813W
Magnitude:                        6.9 Mw
Depth:                            10 km
Universal Time (UTC):              3 Aug 2009  17:59:59
Time near the Epicenter:           3 Aug 2009  10:59:59
Local standard time in your area:  3 Aug 2009  07:59:59

Location with respect to nearby cities:
122 km (76 miles) NNE (25 degrees) of Santa Isabel, Baja California, Mexico
142 km (88 miles) WNW (294 degrees) of La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
163 km (101 miles) SSW (203 degrees) of Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
182 km (113 miles) W (281 degrees) of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
533 km (331 miles) SE (130 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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