M 5.9 in Puerto Rico on 11 Jan 2020 12:54 UTC

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2020-01-11 13:05

WEXX32 PAAQ 111303
TIBATE

Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
903 AM AST Sat Jan 11 2020

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THE U.S. EAST COAST,
GULF OF MEXICO STATES, AND EASTERN CANADA...

EVALUATION
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* There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of
Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada.

* Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records,
the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami.

* An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
assessment of the earthquake and changes may occur.

* Magnitude 6.0
* Origin Time 0755 EST Jan 11 2020
0855 AST Jan 11 2020
0655 CST Jan 11 2020
1255 UTC Jan 11 2020
* Coordinates 17.9 North 66.8 West
* Depth 3 miles
* Location 30 miles SE of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
60 miles SW of San Juan, Puerto Rico


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
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* Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information.

* Caribbean coastal regions should refer to the Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center messages at tsunami.gov.

* This will be the only U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center
message issued for this event unless additional information
becomes available.

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2020-01-11 13:03

WECA42 PHEB 111300
TIBCAR

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
900 AM AST SAT JAN 11 2020

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A NEARBY 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 6.0 OCCURRED IN
THE VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO AT 855 AM AST ON SATURDAY
JANUARY 11 2020.

* 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.

* PEOPLE MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING FROM THE 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 6.0
* ORIGIN TIME 855 AM AST JAN 11 2020
* COORDINATES 17.9 NORTH 66.8 WEST
* DEPTH 3 MILES / 5 KM
* LOCATION VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* BE OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION IF YOU ARE NEAR OR
IN THE OCEAN IN CASE OF MINOR SEA LEVEL CHANGES.

* OTHERWISE... NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
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* MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS MAY OCCUR IN SOME COASTAL AREAS
OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

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