The National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach issued the following statement at 9:01 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013.
To - Civil Defense in the State of Hawaii
Subject - Tsunami Information Statement
This statement is for information only. No action required.
An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters
Origin time - 0854 am hst 02 nov 2013
Coordinates - 19.2 south 172.3 west
Location - Tonga region
Magnitude - 6.5 moment
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.
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