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U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coastal regions
NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska
Tsunami Warning Center
Tsunami Information Statement issued 08/23/2011 at 1:53PM EDT
At 1:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time on August 23, an
preliminary magnitude 5.8
occurred 35 miles/56 Km northwest of Richmond, Virginia
The location is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED.
However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally
generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides. This
will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.
The location and magnitude are based on preliminary information.
Further information will be issued by the
United States Geological Survey
or the appropriate regional seismic network.