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7.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan, no tsunami generated


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A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan at 12:56 a.m. Hawaii time. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center’s historical data, no tsunami has been generated by the quake. The local time at the epicenter of the earthquake was 7:56 a.m. in Japan.

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
111 AM HST SUN AUG 09 2009

TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 1256 AM HST 09 AUG 2009
COORDINATES – 33.1 NORTH 138.5 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTHEAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
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.

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

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