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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0908 UTC FRI AUG 19 2016

...TSUNAMI SUPPLEMENT 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      7.4
  * ORIGIN TIME    0732 UTC AUG 19 2016
  * COORDINATES    55.3 SOUTH  31.9 WEST
  * DEPTH          16 KM / 10 MILES
  * LOCATION       SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.4 OCCURRED IN
    THE SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION AT 0732 UTC ON FRIDAY AUGUST
    19 2016.

  * SMALL TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * PERSONS ALONG COASTAL AREAS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE SHOULD BE
    OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION. OTHERWISE... NO
    ACTION IS REQUIRED.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

  * THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
    AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED
    LOCATIONS. THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH
    RESPECT TO THE NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

                            GAUGE      TIME OF   MAXIMUM     WAVE
                         COORDINATES   MEASURE   TSUNAMI   PERIOD
    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON     (UTC)     HEIGHT    (MIN)
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    KING EDWARD POINT U  54.3S  36.5W    0839   0.08M/ 0.3FT  12


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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  * THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    NEW INFORMATION IS 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 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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