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Public Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
May 28 2016 at 2:59 am PDT

  • Posted on May 28 2016 at 2:59 am PDT
    Category: Information

    Bulletin Issue Time: 2016.05.28 09:59:09 UTC

    Preliminary Magnitude: 7.3(Mwp)

    Lat/Lon: -56.100 / -26.900

    Affected Region: in the South Sandwich Islands region, South Atlantic Ocean

    Note: * There is no tsunami danger for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S./Canadian east coast, or the Gulf of Mexico. * Based on the depth of the earthquake, a tsunami is not expected.

    Definition: An information statement indicates that an earthquake has occurred, but does not pose a tsunami threat, or that a tsunami warning, advisory, or watch has been issued for another section of the ocean. View bulletin

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      • Posted on May 28 2016 at 2:55 am PDT
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        WECA43 PHEB 280955
        TIBCAX
        
        TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
        NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
        0955 UTC SAT MAY 28 2016
        
        ...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...
        
        
        **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****
        
         THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
         UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR
         THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL
         AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.
        
         NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
         ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
         INFORMATION.
        
        **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****
        
        
        PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
        ---------------------------------
        
          * MAGNITUDE      7.3
          * ORIGIN TIME    0947 UTC MAY 28 2016
          * COORDINATES    56.1 SOUTH  26.9 WEST
          * DEPTH          103 KM / 64 MILES
          * LOCATION       SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
        
        
        EVALUATION
        ----------
        
          * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED IN
            THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION AT 0947 UTC ON SATURDAY
            MAY 28 2016.
        
          * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT
            FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.
        
        
        RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
        -------------------
        
          * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.
        
        
        NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
        --------------------------------------
        
          * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
            ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.
        
          * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
            GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
            EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL IN LOWERCASE LETTERS-.
        
          * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
            PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.
        
          * COASTAL REGIONS OF PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...
            AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SHOULD REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL
            TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE
            PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.
        
          * COASTAL REGIONS OF THE US GULF COAST... US EAST COAST... AND
            THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOULD REFER TO U.S.
            NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
            AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.
        
        $$
        
        

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