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SEUS71 PAAQ 182251
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TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
351 PM PDT FRI MAR 18 2016

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED - THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A RAPID PRELIMINARY
ASSESSMENT AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

* MAGNITUDE 5.3
* ORIGIN TIME 1447 AKDT MAR 18 2016
1547 PDT MAR 18 2016
2247 UTC MAR 18 2016
* COORDINATES 49.7 NORTH 129.7 WEST
* DEPTH 7 MILES
* LOCATION 115 MILES SW OF PORT ALICE BRITISH COLUMBIA
325 MILES S OF PRINCE RUPERT BRITISH COLUMBIA


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
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* THE EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.

* FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV - OR THE APPROPRIATE
REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK.

* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER
MESSAGE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT.

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