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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M earthquake in Solomon Islands Sunday (March 6)

Magnitude
6.6
Date-Time
Monday, March 07, 2011 at 00:09:38 UTC
Monday, March 07, 2011 at 11:09:38 AM at epicenter
Sunday, March 06, 2011 at 14:09:38 HST
Location
10.363°S, 160.759°E
Depth
30.8 km (19.1 miles)
Region
SOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances
129 km (80 miles) W (274°) from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands
133 km (83 miles) SE (138°) from HONIARA, Solomon Islands
180 km (112 miles) S (178°) from Auki, Solomon Islands
1488 km (925 miles) E (95°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
222 PM HST SUN MAR 06 2011
TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0210 PM HST 06 MAR 2011
COORDINATES – 10.3 SOUTH 160.9 EAST
LOCATION – SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE – 6.6 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.

HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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

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