Severe Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake off coast of New Zealand

A VERY STRONG  Magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck just off the coast of New Zealand. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake took place at 12:37 eastern US time at a shallow depth of 30 km.

 

According to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) an ocean buoy on the OPPOSITE SIDE of New Zealand has gone into "EVENT MODE" possibly indicating a one meter Tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake in the ocean.

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NO TSUNAMI DANGER for UNITED STATES

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Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
945 AM PDT Thu Sep 1 2016

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA, BRITISH
   COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA...

EVALUATION
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 * There is no tsunami danger for the areas listed above.

 * Based on the depth of the earthquake a tsunami
   is not expected.

 * An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below.


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

 * Magnitude      7.2
 * Origin Time    0838 AKDT Sep 01 2016
                  0938  PDT Sep 01 2016
                  1638  UTC Sep 01 2016
 * Coordinates    37.5 South 178.8 East
 * Depth          99 miles
 * Location       off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
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 * 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.

 

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