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UPDATE: Loyalty Island Quake 7.0M

November 19, 2017, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated November 19, 3:05 PM
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UPDATE: Nov. 19, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

The magnitude of the Loyalty Island earthquake has been increased from 6.9 to 7.0.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.0

Date-Time
19 Nov 2017 22:43:30 UTC
19 Nov 2017 22:43:30 near epicenter
19 Nov 2017 11:43:30 HST

Location 21.326S 168.640E

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Depth 10 km

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Distances
82.2 km (51.0 mi) ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia
149.9 km (92.9 mi) ESE of Wé, New Caledonia
238.2 km (147.7 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia
244.2 km (151.4 mi) ENE of Dumbéa, New Caledonia
249.0 km (154.4 mi) ENE of Nouméa, New Caledonia

ORIGINAL POST: Nov. 19, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach released a statement at  5:14 a.m. HST on Sunday, Nov 19, 2017, regarding at 6.9 magnitude earthquake that has occurred near the Loyalty Islands.

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Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.

Preliminary Parameters

Origin Time – 0509 a.m. HST 19 Nov 2017
Coordinates – 21.4 South 168.5 East
Location – Loyalty Islands
Magnitude – 6.9 Moment

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