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No Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i from 7.2-M Philippines Quake

December 28, 2018, 6:18 PM HST
* Updated December 28, 6:27 PM
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NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI

A 7.2-magnitude EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS:

ORIGIN TIME – 0539 PM HST 28 DEC 2018
COORDINATES – 5.8 NORTH 126.9 EAST
LOCATION – MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

EVALUATION

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A TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR PARTS OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. HOWEVER, BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA, THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAI‘I.

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

Preliminary Report

Magnitude 6.9

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Date-Time
29 Dec 2018 03:39:09 UTC
29 Dec 2018 11:39:09 near epicenter
28 Dec 2018 16:39:09 standard time in your timezone

Location 5.924N 126.804E

Depth 59 km

Distances
84.5 km (52.4 mi) SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines
128.8 km (79.8 mi) E of Caburan, Philippines
131.3 km (81.4 mi) SSE of Mati, Philippines
139.1 km (86.2 mi) SE of Lupon, Philippines
183.1 km (113.5 mi) SE of Davao, Philippines

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