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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
2351 UTC WED MAY 10 2017

...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


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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      6.8
  * ORIGIN TIME    2324 UTC MAY 10 2017
  * COORDINATES    56.3 SOUTH  25.5 WEST
  * DEPTH          41 KM / 26 MILES
  * LOCATION       SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.8 OCCURRED IN
    THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION AT 2324 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
    MAY 10 2017.

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


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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  * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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  * 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 IN LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

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