Tsunami Watch Issued For HAWAII After 7.8 Magnitude Quake Near Solomon Islands
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT 0748 AM HST.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0739 AM HST 08 DEC 2016
COORDINATES - 10.7 SOUTH 161.4 EAST
LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 8.0 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS 0256 PM HST THU 08 DEC 2016
Tsunami Watch issued after 7.8 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, but was later downgraded to 7.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles west-southwest of Kirakira. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. HST. "I always want to tell people that there's possibility, with a quake this size, there's certainly a possibility," said Don Blakeman, geophysicist for the USGS. Details are limited at this time, but the PTWC is investigating the threat to Hawaii. A Tsunami Watch usually means an earthquake may have created a tsunami, but data is still being verified. It is issued as a precaution and generally indicates that a tsunami may later impact a watch area, according to the PTWC. It may be changed to a warning, advisory or even cancellation based on further analysis. Source
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