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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.4M New Zealand quake

Magnitude
6.4
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 12:32:04 UTC
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 10:32:04 PM at epicenter
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 02:32:04 AM (HST) – Hawaii Standard (Honolulu)
Location
61.033°S, 153.960°E
Depth
10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region
BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
Distances
729 km (452 miles) NW of Young Island,
1875 km (1165 miles) SSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
1924 km (1195 miles) SSW of Gore, New Zealand
2000 km (1242 miles) SSW of Dunedin, New Zealand

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1244Z 09 OCT 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN 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 -  1232Z 09 OCT 2012
 COORDINATES -  61.4 SOUTH  154.3 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.6

EVALUATION

 NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 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 BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON…CALIFORNIA…

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