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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat From 6.4-M Loyalty Island Quake

October 15, 2018, 2:54 PM HST
* Updated October 15, 5:34 PM
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UPDATE: NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI, 2:03 PM HST MONDAY, OCT 15, 2018

The updated magnitude is 6.4

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time
  • 16 Oct 2018 01:03:43 UTC
  • 16 Oct 2018 12:03:43 near epicenter
  • 15 Oct 2018 14:03:43 standard time in your timezone

 

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI, 237 PM HST MONDAY, OCT 15, 2018

AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.5 OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS AT 0028 UTC ON TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2018.

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BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.

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ORIGIN TIME – 0228 PM HST 15 OCT 2018
COORDINATES – 21.8 SOUTH 169.7 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.5 MOMENT

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time
  • 16 Oct 2018 00:28:13 UTC
  • 16 Oct 2018 11:28:13 near epicenter
  • 15 Oct 2018 14:28:13 standard time in your timezone
Location 21.936S 169.476E
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 170.2 km (105.5 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
  • 255.5 km (158.4 mi) ESE of W�, New Caledonia
  • 302.4 km (187.5 mi) E of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia
  • 313.3 km (194.2 mi) E of Dumb�a, New Caledonia
  • 314.6 km (195.1 mi) E of Noum�a, New Caledonia

 

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