Tsunami Warning Canceled

Written by on October 8, 2009

 

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0018Z 08 OCT 2009

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

 VANUATU / SOLOMON IS. / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / TUVALU /
 NEW CALEDONIA / FIJI / KIRIBATI / KOSRAE / WALLIS-FUTUNA /
 HOWLAND-BAKER / MARSHALL IS. / TOKELAU / KERMADEC IS / POHNPEI / NEW ZEALAND / SAMOA / AMERICAN SAMOA / TONGA / AUSTRALIA / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / CHUUK / INDONESIA / WAKE IS. /  JARVIS IS. / PALMYRA IS. / GUAM / N. MARIANAS / JOHNSTON IS. /  YAP / MARCUS IS. / BELAU / MIDWAY IS. / FR. POLYNESIA / HAWAII /  PHILIPPINES

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 –  2203Z 07 OCT 2009
 COORDINATES –  13.0 SOUTH  166.3 EAST
 DEPTH       –   33 KM
 LOCATION    –  VANUATU ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   –  7.8

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

 GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
 ——————-  —– ——  —–  —————  —–
 VANUATU VU           17.8S 168.3E  2320Z   0.05M /  0.2FT  24MIN
 DART CORAL 55012     15.8S 158.5E  2326Z   0.03M /  0.1FT  10MIN
 LUGANVILLE VU        15.5S 167.2E  2327Z   0.10M /  0.3FT  20MIN

 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.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

 


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