Current time zone offset : UTC/GMT +3 hours:

12 August 2015

2015-08-12 18:49:23 UPDATED: (M6.4) SOLOMON ISLANDS -9.3 157.9 (10544)

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==



Region: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Geographic coordinates: 9.319S, 157.934E
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 5 km
Universal Time (UTC): 12 Aug 2015 18:49:23
Time near the Epicenter: 13 Aug 2015 05:49:24
Local standard time in your area: 12 Aug 2015 20:49:23

Location with respect to nearby cities:
180 km (111 mi) SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands
221 km (137 mi) W of Honiara, Solomon Islands
433 km (268 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
832 km (515 mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea
833 km (516 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea


ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
________________________________
event ID : us 100031me

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[Tsunami Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1856 UTC WED AUG 12 2015

...PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS
MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
INFORMATION.

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 6.8
* ORIGIN TIME 1849 UTC AUG 12 2015
* COORDINATES 9.3 SOUTH 157.9 EAST
* DEPTH 39 KM / 24 MILES
* LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.8 OCCURRED IN
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AT 1849 UTC ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12 2015.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT
FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND
CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES
SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON...
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

$$