The following information (Ref no. MSW_01/2019-06S) was received and entered into the system:

This is a MadWatch Civil Defense message for Tuesday, January 15 at 8:30 in the morning.

 The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake has occurred near Vanuatu at 8:16 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2019.

The earthquake had a reported magnitude of 6.8.

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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Magnitude Mw 6.6

Region VANUATU

Date time 2019-01-15 18:06:36.4 UTC

Location 13.29 S ; 166.80 E

Depth 50 km

Distances 518 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 05:06:36.4 2019-01-16

251 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 05:06:36.4 2019-01-16

104 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 05:06:36.4 2019-01-16

Category: Maritime

Type: Emergency and Disaster

Source: Reliable

Information: Confirmed

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