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.
NO TSUNAMI DANGER for UNITED STATES
WEAK53 PAAQ 011645 TIBAK1 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 ---------- * 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 --------------------------------- * 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 -------------------------------------- * 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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