No Tsunami threat following 5.8 earthquake near Bowen

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has detected an earthquake that has
been reported as being felt near Bowen, Queensland.

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 Bowen, Queensland. The earthquake of magnitude
5.8 occurred at 2:30 PM AEST on Thursday 18 August 2016 near COASTAL BOWEN,
OFFSHORE QUEENSLAND. 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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The JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience
Australia
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