Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: NO THREAT Following 7.3 Earthquake Near Venezuela

Originally reported as a magnitude 6.8 Mag earthquake:

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WECA41 PHEB 212217
TSUCAX

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
2212 UTC TUE AUG 21 2018

...FINAL TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


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 THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
 UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR
 THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL
 AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

 NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
 ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
 INFORMATION.

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NOTE REVISED EARTHQUAKE DEPTH AND MAGNITUDE.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * MAGNITUDE      7.3
  * ORIGIN TIME    2132 UTC AUG 21 2018
  * COORDINATES    10.4 NORTH  62.7 WEST
  * DEPTH          110 KM / 68 MILES
  * LOCATION       NEAR THE COAST OF VENEZUELA


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED
    NEAR THE COAST OF VENEZUELA AT 2132 UTC ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21
    2018.

  * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA FROM FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE
    EARTHQUAKE... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
---------------------------------

  * THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * REMAIN OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION NEAR THE SEA.
    OTHERWISE... NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

  * MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS UP TO 30 CM ABOVE AND BELOW THE
    NORMAL TIDE MAY OCCUR IN COASTAL AREAS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE
    OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.... AND CONTINUING FOR UP TO SEVERAL
    HOURS.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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  * THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

  * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
    GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL IN LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

  * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
    PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * COASTAL REGIONS OF THE US GULF COAST... US EAST COAST... AND
    THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOULD REFER TO U.S.
    NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
    AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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Source: PTWC website

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