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M 8.4 - 36km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (1 Viewer)


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2017-01-22 04:30:24 UTC
2017-01-22 15:30:24 +11:00 at epicenter
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6.079°S 155.239°E
Depth
167.50 km (104.08 mi)

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**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

THE TSUNAMI FORECAST IS UNCHANGED IN THIS MESSAGE.

NOTE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE UPGRADED.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE 8.4
* ORIGIN TIME 0430 UTC JAN 22 2017
* COORDINATES 6.1 SOUTH 155.2 EAST
* DEPTH 168 KM / 104 MILES
* LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.4 OCCURRED IN
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AT 0430 UTC ON SUNDAY JANUARY 22 2017.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... WIDESPREAD
HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
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* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE NEXT THREE HOURS ALONG SOME COASTS OF

PAPUA NEW GUINEA... SOLOMON ISLANDS... NAURU... POHNPEI...
KOSRAE... VANUATU... CHUUK AND INDONESIA
 

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