The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at Ewa Beach, Hawaii has issued a statement at 4:36 p.m. HST.
Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
Repeat. A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.
- Origin time - 04:31 p.m. HST 15 Aug 2013
- Coordinates - 41.8 south, 174.2 east
- Location - North Island of New Zealand
- Magnitude - 6.8 Moment
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