M6.0 Earthquake – Caribbean Sea

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M6.0 Earthquake – Caribbean Sea

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • 25 Nov 2018 03:40:51 UTC
  • 24 Nov 2018 22:40:51 near epicenter
  • 25 Nov 2018 07:40:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 13.159N 81.161W
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 32.0 km (19.9 mi) SE of Mountain, Colombia
  • 86.4 km (53.6 mi) NE of San Andr�s, Colombia
  • 259.9 km (161.1 mi) ESE of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
  • 309.9 km (192.1 mi) ENE of Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • 350.2 km (217.1 mi) ENE of Rama, Nicaragua
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.3 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 225; Dmin = 32.5 km; Rmss = 1.14 seconds; Gp = 26°
Version =
Event ID us 1000hwaj

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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1146 PM AST SAT NOV 24 2018

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A REGIONAL 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 6.1 OCCURRED IN
    THE CARIBBEAN SEA AT 1141 PM AST ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24
    2018.

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

  * MAGNITUDE         6.1
  * ORIGIN TIME       1141 PM AST NOV 24 2018
  * COORDINATES       13.2 NORTH  81.1 WEST
  * DEPTH             6 MILES / 10 KM
  * LOCATION          CARIBBEAN SEA

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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  * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

IMPACTS
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  * NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.

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 AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
    TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
    INTERNET AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
    ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
    WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
    OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
    THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS-.