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Old 05-02-2013, 19:29   #1
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Exclamation ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0212Z 06 FEB 2013

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / TUVALU /
NEW CALEDONIA / KOSRAE / FIJI / KIRIBATI / WALLIS AND FUTUNA

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

MARSHALL ISLANDS / HOWLAND AND BAKER / POHNPEI / TOKELAU /
SAMOA / KERMADEC ISLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / AMERICAN SAMOA /
TONGA / AUSTRALIA / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / INDONESIA /
WAKE ISLAND / CHUUK / JARVIS ISLAND / GUAM / NORTHERN MARIANAS /
PALMYRA ISLAND / YAP / JOHNSTON ISLAND / MINAMITORISHIMA /
BELAU

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0112Z 06 FEB 2013
COORDINATES - 10.9 SOUTH 165.1 EAST
DEPTH - 33 KM
LOCATION - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 8.0

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
LATA WHARF SB 10.7S 165.8E 0129Z 0.91M / 3.0FT 18MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND
COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS
CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE
EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

FOR ALL AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
SOLOMON ISLANDS KIRAKIRA 10.4S 161.9E 0145Z 06 FEB
AUKI 8.8S 160.6E 0216Z 06 FEB
HONIARA 9.3S 160.0E 0222Z 06 FEB
GHATERE 7.8S 159.2E 0227Z 06 FEB
MUNDA 8.4S 157.2E 0233Z 06 FEB
PANGGOE 6.9S 157.2E 0245Z 06 FEB
FALAMAE 7.4S 155.6E 0253Z 06 FEB
VANUATU ESPERITU_SANTO 15.1S 167.3E 0158Z 06 FEB
ANATOM_ISLAND 20.2S 169.9E 0254Z 06 FEB
NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 0300Z 06 FEB
PAPUA NEW GUINE KIETA 6.1S 155.6E 0304Z 06 FEB
AMUN 6.0S 154.7E 0306Z 06 FEB
RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 0330Z 06 FEB
LAE 6.8S 147.0E 0402Z 06 FEB
KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 0406Z 06 FEB
PORT_MORESBY 9.3S 146.9E 0426Z 06 FEB
MADANG 5.2S 145.8E 0428Z 06 FEB
MANUS_ISLAND 2.0S 147.5E 0445Z 06 FEB
WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 0509Z 06 FEB
VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 0530Z 06 FEB
TUVALU FUNAFUTI_ISLAND 7.9S 178.5E 0322Z 06 FEB
NEW CALEDONIA NOUMEA 22.3S 166.5E 0339Z 06 FEB
KOSRAE KOSRAE_ISLAND 5.5N 163.0E 0354Z 06 FEB
FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 0405Z 06 FEB
KIRIBATI TARAWA_ISLAND 1.5N 173.0E 0406Z 06 FEB
KANTON_ISLAND 2.8S 188.3E 0446Z 06 FEB
CHRISTMAS_ISLAN 2.0N 202.5E 0650Z 06 FEB
MALDEN_ISLAND 3.9S 205.1E 0700Z 06 FEB
FLINT_ISLAND 11.4S 208.2E 0732Z 06 FEB
WALLIS AND FUTU FUTUNA_ISLAND 14.3S 181.8E 0414Z 06 FEB
WALLIS_ISLAND 13.3S 183.8E 0422Z 06 FEB
MARSHALL ISLAND KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 0420Z 06 FEB
MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 0424Z 06 FEB
ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 0457Z 06 FEB
HOWLAND AND BAK HOWLAND_ISLAND 0.6N 183.4E 0424Z 06 FEB
POHNPEI POHNPEI_ISLAND 7.0N 158.2E 0438Z 06 FEB
TOKELAU NUKUNONU_ISLAND 9.2S 188.2E 0440Z 06 FEB
SAMOA APIA 13.8S 188.2E 0458Z 06 FEB
KERMADEC ISLAND RAOUL_ISLAND 29.2S 182.1E 0504Z 06 FEB
NEW ZEALAND NORTH_CAPE 34.4S 173.3E 0505Z 06 FEB
AUCKLAND_WEST 37.1S 174.2E 0606Z 06 FEB
EAST_CAPE 37.7S 178.5E 0615Z 06 FEB
GISBORNE 38.7S 178.0E 0639Z 06 FEB
AUCKLAND_EAST 36.7S 175.0E 0647Z 06 FEB
NEW_PLYMOUTH 39.1S 174.1E 0651Z 06 FEB
WELLINGTON 41.3S 174.8E 0703Z 06 FEB
MILFORD_SOUND 44.6S 167.9E 0720Z 06 FEB
NAPIER 39.5S 176.9E 0727Z 06 FEB
WESTPORT 41.8S 171.6E 0730Z 06 FEB
AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO_PAGO 14.3S 189.3E 0506Z 06 FEB
TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 184.8E 0514Z 06 FEB
AUSTRALIA BRISBANE 27.2S 153.3E 0515Z 06 FEB
CAIRNS 16.7S 145.8E 0520Z 06 FEB
SYDNEY 33.9S 151.4E 0546Z 06 FEB
GLADSTONE 23.8S 151.4E 0625Z 06 FEB
HOBART 43.3S 147.6E 0721Z 06 FEB
MACKAY 21.1S 149.3E 0741Z 06 FEB
NIUE NIUE_ISLAND 19.0S 190.0E 0531Z 06 FEB
COOK ISLANDS PUKAPUKA_ISLAND 10.8S 194.1E 0533Z 06 FEB
PENRYN_ISLAND 8.9S 202.2E 0641Z 06 FEB
RAROTONGA 21.2S 200.2E 0647Z 06 FEB
INDONESIA JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 0537Z 06 FEB
WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 0622Z 06 FEB
MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 0641Z 06 FEB
SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 0710Z 06 FEB
BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 0730Z 06 FEB
PATANI 0.4N 128.8E 0739Z 06 FEB
GEME 4.6N 126.8E 0750Z 06 FEB
WAKE ISLAND WAKE_ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0547Z 06 FEB
CHUUK CHUUK_ISLAND 7.4N 151.8E 0555Z 06 FEB
JARVIS ISLAND JARVIS_ISLAND 0.4S 199.9E 0621Z 06 FEB
GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0622Z 06 FEB
NORTHERN MARIAN SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0626Z 06 FEB
PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA_ISLAND 6.3N 197.6E 0628Z 06 FEB
YAP YAP_ISLAND 9.5N 138.1E 0635Z 06 FEB
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON_ISLAND 16.7N 190.5E 0637Z 06 FEB
MINAMITORISHIMA MINAMITORISHIMA 24.3N 154.0E 0640Z 06 FEB
BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 0658Z 06 FEB

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:56   #2
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

Interesting! 8.0 is a decent one.

Anyone out in the Pacific noticed anything yet?
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:59   #3
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

Bulletin #008 just been issued cancelling tsunami warning:

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 008
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0347Z 06 FEB 2013

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH CANCELLATION ...

THE TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / TUVALU /
NEW CALEDONIA / KOSRAE / FIJI / KIRIBATI / WALLIS AND FUTUNA

THE TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

MARSHALL ISLANDS / HOWLAND AND BAKER / POHNPEI / TOKELAU /
SAMOA / KERMADEC ISLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / AMERICAN SAMOA /
TONGA / AUSTRALIA / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / INDONESIA /
WAKE ISLAND / CHUUK / JARVIS ISLAND / GUAM / NORTHERN MARIANAS /
PALMYRA ISLAND / YAP / JOHNSTON ISLAND / MINAMITORISHIMA /
BELAU
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Old 05-02-2013, 21:01   #4
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

No watch or warning for coastal British Columbia according to NOAA
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

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No watch or warning for coastal British Columbia according to NOAA
Correct and the Pacific wide Tsunami warning has just been cancelled within the past 5 minutes:

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 008
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0347Z 06 FEB 2013

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH CANCELLATION ...

THE TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / TUVALU /
NEW CALEDONIA / KOSRAE / FIJI / KIRIBATI / WALLIS AND FUTUNA

THE TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

MARSHALL ISLANDS / HOWLAND AND BAKER / POHNPEI / TOKELAU /
SAMOA / KERMADEC ISLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / AMERICAN SAMOA /
TONGA / AUSTRALIA / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / INDONESIA /
WAKE ISLAND / CHUUK / JARVIS ISLAND / GUAM / NORTHERN MARIANAS /
PALMYRA ISLAND / YAP / JOHNSTON ISLAND / MINAMITORISHIMA /
BELAU
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

Actually they would be issued by the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

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THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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Indeed.

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WEAK53 PAAQ 060321 TIBAK1 PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 3 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 721 PM PST TUE FEB 5 2013 THIS IS THE FINAL INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT. ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA... EVALUATION ---------- * NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. * SOME OF THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE MAY EXPERIENCE NON-DAMAGING SEA LEVEL CHANGES. * SEA LEVEL OBSERVATIONS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 8.0 * ORIGIN TIME 1613 AKST FEB 05 2013 1713 PST FEB 05 2013 0113 UTC FEB 06 2013 * COORDINATES 10.9 SOUTH 165.1 EAST * DEPTH 21 MILES * LOCATION SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED ------------------------------------------ TIME OBSERVED MAX SITE OF MEASUREMENT TSUNAMI HEIGHT ---------------------------- --------------- -------------- LATA WHARF SOLOMON ISL 0131 UTC 02-06 03.4FT DART52406PT NE GUADALCA 0211 UTC 02-06 00.3FT DART55012ST SE CORAL SE 0232 UTC 02-06 00.4FT HONIARA SOLOMON ISLAND 0307 UTC 02-06 00.2FT PORT VILA VANUATU 0303 UTC 02-06 00.6FT HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT. NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THIS WILL BE THE FINAL WCATWC MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. * PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV. $$
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Re: ** TSUNAMI WARNING ** - Santa Cruz Islands !!

Almost got my toes wet in Port Vila. Amazing what an 11cm wave can develop into.
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