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Earthquake and tsunami warning Loyalty islands

JayF

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE 7.4
* ORIGIN TIME 0151 UTC MAY 20 2023
* COORDINATES 23.1 SOUTH 170.4 EAST
* DEPTH 45 KM / 28 MILES
* LOCATION SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.4 OCCURRED
SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS AT 0151 UTC ON SATURDAY MAY
20 2023.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM
OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.
 

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Fortunately, it looks like any tsunamis produced by this ended up being essentially nothing-burgers.
 
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