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Offline Harryca

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7.6 Earthquake in Solomon Islands
« on: April 12, 2014, 04:36:43 PM »
The 8.3 earthquake that was just reported in the Solomon Islands has been downgraded to 7.6.  Tsunami warnings have been issued.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE IS FURTHER REVISED DOWNWARD IN THIS MESSAGE FROM 7.8 TO 7.6.  THE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAME AREAS.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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 -  2015Z 12 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -  11.3 SOUTH  162.3 EAST
 DEPTH       -   33 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.6

Edit:  The tsunami warning has been cancelled.

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 004
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2136Z 12 APR 2014

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

... TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION ...

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

 SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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.


Some links for more info:
http://ptwc.weather.gov/?region=1
http://ucweather.org/tsunamialt.php
« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 05:48:44 PM by Harryca »