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Tsunami Threat: Large Earthquake Strikes SE of LOYALTY ISLANDS

Posted by feww on December 5, 2018

KMPH – 120502

M7.5 Earthquake Strikes 168km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia –USGS

TSUNAMI EVALUATIONhttps://www.tsunami.gov/
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.6 OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS AT 0418 UTC ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 2018.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 1,000 KM OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
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* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 1,000 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

  • VANUATU AND NEW CALEDONIA

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

* The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary assessment and changes may occur.

* Magnitude:  7.6
* Origin Time 1918 AKST Dec 04 2018
2018 PST Dec 04 2018
0418 UTC Dec 05 2018
* Coordinates 22.1 South 169.2 East
* Depth 6 miles
* Location in the Loyalty Islands region

Revised parameters – USGS

Magnitude: 7.5 mww
Coordinates: 21.969°S, 169.446°E
Depth: 10km (6 miles)
Origin Time: 2018-12-05 04:18:08 (UTC) depth

Distances: 168km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia

[Source: USGS]

EQ Location Map – Source: USGS

 

 

 

 

 

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