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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1343 UTC SAT MAR 19 2016

...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT - RETRANSMISSION...

THIS IS A RETRANSMISSION OF THE TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
ISSUED AT 1130 UTC 19 MARCH 2016.


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THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR
THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS 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
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* MAGNITUDE 6.0
* ORIGIN TIME 1127 UTC MAR 19 2016
* COORDINATES 18.2 NORTH 60.5 WEST
* DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
* LOCATION LEEWARD ISLANDS


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.0 OCCURRED IN
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AT 1127 UTC ON SATURDAY MARCH 19 2016.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT
TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE. HOWEVER... THERE IS A
VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF TSUNAMI WAVES ALONG COASTS LOCATED
NEAREST THE EPICENTER.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* CONSIDER AND PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A TSUNAMI THREAT
TO THE CARIBBEAN REGION FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* FURTHER STATEMENTS ON THE TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE CARIBBEAN
REGION FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE WILL BE ISSUED AS SOON AS
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE OR IN NO MORE THAN ONE HOUR.

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

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

* COASTAL REGIONS OF PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...
AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SHOULD REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE
PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF THE US GULF COAST... US EAST COAST... AND
THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOULD REFER TO U.S.
NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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