6.5 magnitude earthquake 171 km from Greenland, Saint Andrew, Barbados

2014-02-18 09:27:13 UTC

UTC time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 09:27 AM
Your time: 2014-02-18T09:27:13Z
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 92 people


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6.5 magnitude earthquake

2014-02-18 09:27:13 UTC at 09:27
February 18, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 14.668, -58.927
171.2 km from Greenland (106.2 miles)

North Atlantic Ocean

Depth: 14 km




Tsunami advisory issued by www.tsunami.gov

000 WECA43 PHEB 180936 TIBCAX TSUNAMI STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 0936 UTC TUE FEB 18 2014 THIS STATEMENT APPLIES TO COUNTRIES WITHIN AND BORDERING THE CARIBBEAN SEA...EXCEPT FOR PUERTO RICO...THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND THE U.K. VIRGIN ISLANDS. ... TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT ... THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0927Z 18 FEB 2014 COORDINATES - 14.7 NORTH 58.8 WEST LOCATION - NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN MAGNITUDE - 6.7 EVALUATION A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER - THERE IS THE SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL OR REGIONAL TSUNAMI THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A FEW HUNDRED KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
000 WEXX32 PAAQ 180939 TIBATE PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 539 AM AST TUE FEB 18 2014 ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THE U.S. AND CANADA EAST COASTS/ GULF OF MEXICO STATES/PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS... EVALUATION ---------- * THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. * 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 --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 6.7 * ORIGIN TIME 0427 EST FEB 18 2014 0527 AST FEB 18 2014 0327 CST FEB 18 2014 0927 UTC FEB 18 2014 * COORDINATES 14.7 NORTH 58.8 WEST * DEPTH 6 MILES * LOCATION NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. * CARIBBEAN COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.