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No Tsunami Threat from 7.6M New Guinea Quake

February 25, 2018, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated February 25, 2:15 PM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 7.6 earthquake occurred near Papua New Guinea.

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

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
757 AM HST SUN FEB 25 2018

TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

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THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

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AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0745 AM HST 25 FEB 2018
COORDINATES – 6.2 SOUTH 142.8 EAST
LOCATION – NEW GUINEA PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAGNITUDE – 7.6 MOMENT

EVALUATION

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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. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.

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

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.5
Date-Time
  • 25 Feb 2018 17:44:44 UTC
  • 26 Feb 2018 03:44:44 near epicenter
  • 25 Feb 2018 06:44:44 standard time in your timezone
Location 6.149S 142.766E
Depth 35 km
Distances
  • 151 km (94 miles) ENE (71 degrees) of Lake Murray, New Guinea, PNG
  • 168 km (104 miles) WSW (258 degrees) of Mount Hagen, New Guinea, PNG
  • 273 km (169 miles) E (91 degrees) of Tanahmerah, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 463 km (288 miles) SSE (150 degrees) of Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 612 km (380 miles) NW (307 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

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