M 5.6 in Puerto Rico on 07 Jan 2020 11:18 UTC

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2020-01-07 11:24

WECA43 PHEB 071122
TIBCAX

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1122 UTC TUE JAN 7 2020

...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


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 THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
 UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR
 THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS 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.

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * MAGNITUDE      6.0
  * ORIGIN TIME    1118 UTC JAN 7 2020
  * COORDINATES    18.0 NORTH  66.8 WEST
  * DEPTH          5 KM / 3 MILES
  * LOCATION       PUERTO RICO REGION


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.0 OCCURRED IN
    THE PUERTO RICO REGION AT 1118 UTC ON TUESDAY JANUARY 7
    2020.

  * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT
    TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE. HOWEVER... THERE IS A
    VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF TSUNAMI WAVES ALONG COASTS LOCATED
    NEAREST THE EPICENTER.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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2020-01-07 11:24

WECA42 PHEB 071121
TIBCAR

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
721 AM AST TUE JAN 07 2020

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A NEARBY EARTHQUAKE...


AUDIENCE
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  * GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS... MEDIA... AND GENERAL PUBLIC OF PUERTO
    RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
    ISLANDS.


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.0 OCCURRED IN
    THE VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO AT 718 AM AST ON TUESDAY JANUARY
    7 2020.

  * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
    PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... OR THE BRITISH
    VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.

  * PEOPLE MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A PRELIMINARY RAPID
    ASSESSMENT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

  * MAGNITUDE         6.0
  * ORIGIN TIME       718 AM AST JAN 07 2020
  * COORDINATES       18.0 NORTH  66.8 WEST
  * DEPTH             3 MILES / 5 KM
  * LOCATION          VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * BE OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION IF YOU ARE NEAR OR
    IN THE OCEAN IN CASE OF MINOR SEA LEVEL CHANGES.

  * OTHERWISE... NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
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  * MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS MAY OCCUR IN SOME COASTAL AREAS
    OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

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