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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.4M Indonesian earthquake

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0107Z 14 MAR 2010

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

… TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN …

THIS MESSAGE 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 – 0058Z 14 MAR 2010
COORDINATES – 1.8 SOUTH 128.2 EAST
LOCATION – HALMAHERA INDONESIA
MAGNITUDE – 6.5

EVALUATION

A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER – THERE IS A VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION…THE MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude
6.4
Date-Time
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 00:57:45 UTC
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 09:57:45 AM at epicenter
Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 02:57:45 HAST
Location
1.710°S, 128.051°E
Depth
52.4 km (32.6 miles)
Region
KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA
Distances
220 km (135 miles) N of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
285 km (180 miles) SSE of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
1230 km (760 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
2415 km (1500 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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