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No Tsunami from 6.1-M Loyalty Islands Quake

September 10, 2018, 11:18 AM HST
* Updated September 10, 12:15 PM
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UPDATE: 

The magnitude is 6.1; 6.6 was the preliminary report.

Date-Time

10 Sep 2018 19:31:38 UTC
11 Sep 2018 06:31:38 near epicenter
10 Sep 2018 08:31:38 standard time in your timezone

Location

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22.061S 170.085E

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Depth 10 km

Distances

234.6 km (145.5 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
291.2 km (180.5 mi) SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu
318.6 km (197.5 mi) ESE of W�, New Caledonia
363.7 km (225.5 mi) E of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia
375.3 km (232.7 mi) E of Dumb�a, New Caledonia

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ORGINAL: 11:18 a.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported on Monday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. that a 6.6-magnitude earthquake occurred southeast of Loyalty Islands at 9:32 a.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i Island.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME 0932 AM HST 10 SEP 2018
COORDINATES – 22.1 SOUTH 170.0 EAST
LOCATION – SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY 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‘.

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