M 6.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 26 Jul 2020 00:53 UTC

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2020-07-26 01:07

Key informations extracted from original GTS message :
Evaluation

  • An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the SOUTH sandwich ISLANDS region at 0054 UTC on sunday JULY 26.2020
  • Based on all available data there is no TSUNAMI threat to caribbean coasts from this earthquake

Original Message :

WECA43 PHEB 260105
TIBCAX

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0105 UTC SUN JUL 26 2020

...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


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

* MAGNITUDE 6.5
* ORIGIN TIME 0054 UTC JUL 26 2020
* COORDINATES 60.9 SOUTH 25.3 WEST
* DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
* LOCATION SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.5 OCCURRED IN
THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION AT 0054 UTC ON SUNDAY JULY
26 2020.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
CARIBBEAN COASTS 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

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2020-07-26 01:07

Key informations extracted from original GTS message :
Evaluation

  • An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the SOUTH sandwich ISLANDS region at 854 pm ast on saturday JULY 25.2020
  • 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

Original Message :

WECA42 PHEB 260106
TIBCAR

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
906 PM AST SAT JUL 25 2020

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A DISTANT 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
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.5 OCCURRED IN
THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION AT 854 PM AST ON SATURDAY
JULY 25 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.


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

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

* MAGNITUDE 6.5
* ORIGIN TIME 854 PM AST JUL 25 2020
* COORDINATES 60.9 SOUTH 25.3 WEST
* DEPTH 20 MILES / 33 KM
* LOCATION SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION


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

* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
-------

* NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

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