Jan 28, 2020 19:46:57 UTC
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AlertVI PTWC Tsunami Information Statement


PTWC Tsunami Information Statement

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
342 PM AST TUE JAN 28 2020

..NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A REGIONAL EARTHQUAKE

Audience
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* GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS... MEDIA... AND GENERAL PUBLIC OF PUERTO
RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE
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* THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO REPORT.

Evaluation: 
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED IN
THE CUBA REGION AT 310 PM AST ON TUESDAY JANUARY 28 2020.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... OR THE BRITISH
VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.

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

* MAGNITUDE 7.7
* ORIGIN TIME 310 PM AST JAN 28 2020
* COORDINATES 19.3 NORTH 78.8 WEST
* DEPTH 6 MILES / 10 KM
* LOCATION CUBA REGION

Recommended Actions: 
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* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

Impacts: 
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* NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.

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.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV.