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

15 August 2015

2015-08-15 07:47:06 UPDATED: (M6.6) SOLOMON ISLANDS -10.9 163.9 (10544)

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==



Region: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Geographic coordinates: 10.905S, 163.877E
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 6 km
Universal Time (UTC): 15 Aug 2015 07:47:06
Time near the Epicenter: 15 Aug 2015 18:47:07
Local standard time in your area: 15 Aug 2015 09:47:06

Location with respect to nearby cities:
214 km (132 mi) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
460 km (285 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
623 km (386 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
894 km (554 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
1054 km (653 mi) ESE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea


ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
________________________________
event ID : us 100032k6

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[Tsunami Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0756 UTC SAT AUG 15 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.

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


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

* MAGNITUDE 6.6
* ORIGIN TIME 0747 UTC AUG 15 2015
* COORDINATES 10.9 SOUTH 163.9 EAST
* DEPTH 18 KM / 11 MILES
* LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.6 OCCURRED IN
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AT 0747 UTC ON SATURDAY AUGUST 15 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.

$$