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Tsunami Warning Center, Ministry of Natural Resources: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Haiti could trigger a local tsunami that would not affect others

August 14, 2021, at 20:29, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti (18.59 degrees N, 73.32 degrees W) at a depth of 15.0 km. The Tsunami Warning Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources, based on preliminary seismic parameters, determined that an earthquake could trigger an local tsunami around the source, but that the source would not affect nearby coast because of its located outside the Pacific Ocean. The Tsunami Warning Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources will continue to follow up and analyze earthquake and tsunami monitoring data and release information in a timely manner. The seismic location map is as follows:

Note: According to the seismic parameter measurement results and tsunami amplitude prediction conclusions, tsunami warning products are divided into tsunami information and tsunami warning. Among them, tsunami information refers to the occurrence of seismic events are not expected to produce a tsunami, or will not have a significant impact on the coast of china; According to the Tsunami Disaster Warning Release Standard, tsunami warnings can be classified into yellow, orange and red according to the forecast results of the largest tsunami amplitude along the coast and the possible catastrophic effects.

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