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6.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 2016-10-17

Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
edited October 2016 in 6+ Quakes
Time
2016-10-17 06:14:58 (UTC)
Location
6.053°S 148.862°E
Depth
35.0 km


M6.9 - 78km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

2016-10-17 06:14:58 UTC6.053°S   148.862°E35.0 km depth
"Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
"If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer

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  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    WEPA42 PHEB 170621
    TIBPAC
    
    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    0621 UTC MON OCT 17 2016
    
    ...PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...
    
    
    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****
    
     THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
     UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM 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.
    
    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****
    
    
    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------
    
      * MAGNITUDE      6.9
      * ORIGIN TIME    0615 UTC OCT 17 2016
      * COORDINATES    6.1 SOUTH  148.8 EAST
      * DEPTH          67 KM / 41 MILES
      * LOCATION       NEW BRITAIN REGION  PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.9 OCCURRED IN
        THE NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AT 0615 UTC ON
        MONDAY OCTOBER 17 2016.
    
      * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT
        FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.
    
    
    RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
    -------------------
    
      * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.
    
    
    NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    --------------------------------------
    
      * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
        ADDITIONAL DATA ARE 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 LOWER CASE-.
    
      * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
        PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.
    
      * COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND
        CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES
        SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
        PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.
    
      * COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON...
        BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S.
        NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
        AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.
    
    $$
    

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    WEHW42 PHEB 170622
    TIBHWX
    HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-170822-
    
    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    822 PM HST SUN OCT 16 2016
    
    TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
    
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
    
    THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
    
    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
    
       ORIGIN TIME - 0815 PM HST 16 OCT 2016
       COORDINATES -  6.1 SOUTH  148.8 EAST
       LOCATION    - NEW BRITAIN REGION  PAPUA NEW GUINEA
       MAGNITUDE   - 6.9  MOMENT
    
    EVALUATION
    
     BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
     NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
     DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
     TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
    
    THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    WEAK53 PAAQ 170623
    TIBAK1
    
    Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
    NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
    1123 PM PDT Sun Oct 16 2016
    
    ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA, BRITISH
       COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA...
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
     * There is no tsunami danger for the areas listed above.
    
     * Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records
       the earthquake was not sufficient to generate a tsunami.
    
     * An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below.
    
    
    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------
     * The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
       assessment and changes may occur.
    
     * Magnitude      6.9
     * Origin Time    2215 AKDT Oct 16 2016
                      2315  PDT Oct 16 2016
                      0615  UTC Oct 17 2016
     * Coordinates    6.1 South 148.8 East
     * Depth          42 miles
     * Location       in the New Britain region, PNG
    
    
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
    --------------------------------------
     * Refer to the internet site ntwc.arh.noaa.gov for
       additional information.
    
     * Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon,
       Washington, British Columbia and Alaska should refer to the
       Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages at ptwc.weather.gov.
    
     * This will be the only U.S. National Tsunami Warning center
       message for this event unless additional information becomes
       available.
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
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