M 5.5 in Virgin Islands on 08 May 2022 13:32 UTC

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2022-05-08 13:39 message from NTWC

Key information extracted from original GTS message :
Evaluation

  • An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 occurred about 26 miles north of anegada at 933 am ast on sunday MAY 8 2022
  • 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

Original Message :

WECA42 PHEB 081337
TIBCAR

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HONOLULU HI
937 AM AST SUN MAY 08 2022

AMZ712-715-725-735-742-745-PRZ001>003-005-007-008-010>013-
VIZ001-002-081537-
COASTAL AREAS OF PUERTO RICO - THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND
THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A NEARBY EARTHQUAKE...


AUDIENCE
--------

* 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 5.3 OCCURRED
ABOUT 26 MILES NORTH OF ANEGADA AT 933 AM AST ON SUNDAY MAY
8 2022.

* 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
---------------------------------

* THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A PRELIMINARY RAPID
ASSESSMENT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

* MAGNITUDE 5.3
* ORIGIN TIME 933 AM AST MAY 08 2022
* COORDINATES 19.1 NORTH 64.2 WEST
* DEPTH 12 MILES / 20 KM
* LOCATION ABOUT 26 MILES NORTH OF ANEGADA


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

* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
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* NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV.

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