|ORIGIN TIME||21:16:31.6 UTC|
No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time and based on historical earthquake and tsunami data no destructive tsunami warning has been issued. However, there is the possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coastal areas close to the epicentre. Authorities in the epicentral region should be made aware of this possibility. (Source: Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre)
Updated: 16 March 2014 22:30 UTC.