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WEXX32 PAAQ 180316
TIBATE

Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
1116 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THE U.S. EAST COAST,
GULF OF MEXICO STATES, AND EASTERN CANADA...

EVALUATION
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* There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of
Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada.

* Based on the earthquake location near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge,
a damaging tsunami is not expected.

* An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
assessment and changes may occur.

* Magnitude 6.7
* Origin Time 2259 EDT Aug 17 2017
2159 CDT Aug 17 2017
2259 AST Aug 17 2017
0259 UTC Aug 18 2017
* Coordinates 0.9 South 13.9 West
* Depth 12 miles
* Location north of Ascension Island, central Atlantic Ocean


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
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* Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information.

* Caribbean coastal regions should refer to the Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center messages at tsunami.gov.

* This will be the only U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center
message issued for this event unless additional information
becomes available.

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