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National No Threat Bulletin issued 4:41PM EST Thursday 28 August 2014

IDY68009

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

MEDIA:
NO USE OF STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS)
PLEASE BROADCAST THIS INFORMATION IF REFERRING TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN NEWS REPORTS.
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NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO AUSTRALIA
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at 4:41 PM EST on
Thursday 28 August 2014

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SUMMARY:
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has detected an earthquake that has
been reported as being felt near Darwin.

There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES.

For further information check the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au/tsunami or call
1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264).

No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.
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DETAILS:
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has detected an earthquake that has
been reported as being felt near [town in State]. The earthquake of magnitude
5.7 occurred at 4:23 PM EST on Thursday 28 August 2014 near BANDA SEA. Based on
the magnitude and location of this earthquake, the JATWC has assessed that there
is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from
this earthquake.

If you want to contribute to Australia's earthquake data base, please login to
the Geoscience Australia website at:

http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/staticPageController.do?page=felt-earthquake

No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264)
Check the Bureau's web site: www.bom.gov.au/tsunami

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