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Strong 6.7M quake off Indonesia, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Magnitude
6.7
Date-Time
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 00:31:30 UTC
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:31:30 AM at epicenter
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:31:30 PM (HST) – Hawaii Standard (Honolulu)
Location
4.842°S, 134.085°E
Depth
24.7 km (15.3 miles)
Region
NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances
103 km (64 miles) N of Dobo, Indonesia
173 km (107 miles) ENE of Tual, Indonesia
225 km (139 miles) SW of Nabire, Indonesia
439 km (272 miles) S of Manokwari, Indonesia

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0037Z 12 OCT 2012

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 -  0032Z 12 OCT 2012
 COORDINATES -   5.1 SOUTH  134.1 EAST
 LOCATION    -  ARU ISLANDS REGION  INDONESIA
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.7

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.

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