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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1033 AM SST THU MAR 29 2018

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A DISTANT EARTHQUAKE...


AUDIENCE
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EMERGENCY MANAGERS... MEDIA... GENERAL PUBLIC


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.2 OCCURRED IN
THE NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AT 1026 AM SST ON
THURSDAY MARCH 29 2018.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
AMERICAN SAMOA FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE 7.2
* ORIGIN TIME 1026 AM SST MAR 29 2018
* COORDINATES 5.6 SOUTH 151.6 EAST
* DEPTH 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEW BRITAIN REGION PAPUA NEW GUINEA


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

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

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