BREAKING – 7.3 mag at least! April 28 2016

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Tsunami Message – IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1937 UTC THU APR 28 2016

…PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE…

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THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS
MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
INFORMATION.

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE 7.3
* ORIGIN TIME 1933 UTC APR 28 2016
* COORDINATES 16.2 SOUTH 167.7 EAST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION VANUATU

EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED IN
THE VANUATU ISLANDS AT 1933 UTC ON THURSDAY APRIL 28 2016.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

 

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
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* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

VANUATU
.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN EVALUATION…
PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

* PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
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* ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
FOR PLACES WITH A POTENTIAL TSUNAMI THREAT AS WELL AS FOR
OTHER PLACES HAVING AN ETA WITHIN THE NEXT SIX HOURS. 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
WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC)
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ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 1952 04/28
ANATOM ISLAND VANUATU 20.2S 169.9E 2044 04/28
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 2052 04/28
KIRAKIRA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.4S 161.9E 2102 04/28
AUKI SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.8S 160.6E 2135 04/28
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 2144 04/28
HONIARA SOLOMON ISLANDS 9.3S 160.0E 2145 04/28
GHATERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.8S 159.2E 2152 04/28
FUNAFUTI ISLAND TUVALU 7.9S 178.5E 2155 04/28
MUNDA SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.4S 157.2E 2203 04/28
PANGGOE SOLOMON ISLANDS 6.9S 157.2E 2205 04/28
FALAMAE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.4S 155.6E 2206 04/28
SUVA FIJI 18.1S 178.4E 2209 04/28
FUTUNA ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 14.3S 178.2W 2216 04/28
NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 2221 04/28
AMUN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.0S 154.7E 2225 04/28
WOODLARK ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.0S 152.9E 2226 04/28
KIETA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.1S 155.6E 2226 04/28
WALLIS ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 13.3S 176.3W 2233 04/28
RABAUL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 4.2S 152.3E 2244 04/28
RAOUL ISLAND KERMADEC ISLANDS 29.2S 177.9W 2250 04/28
NORTH CAPE NEW ZEALAND 34.4S 173.3E 2257 04/28
NUKUALOFA TONGA 21.0S 175.2W 2259 04/28
HOWLAND ISLAND HOWLAND AND BAKE 0.6N 176.6W 2306 04/28
NUKUNONU ISLAND TOKELAU 9.2S 171.8W 2311 04/28
KOSRAE ISLAND KOSRAE 5.5N 163.0E 2316 04/28
ULAMONA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.0S 151.3E 2319 04/28
LAE PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.8S 147.0E 2320 04/28
APIA SAMOA 13.8S 171.8W 2320 04/28
PAGO PAGO AMERICAN SAMOA 14.3S 170.7W 2322 04/28
KANTON ISLAND KIRIBATI 2.8S 171.7W 2322 04/28
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 2328 04/28
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 2329 04/28
KAVIENG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.5S 150.7E 2330 04/28
PORT MORESBY PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.3S 146.9E 2334 04/28
BRISBANE AUSTRALIA 27.2S 153.3E 2342 04/28
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 2343 04/28
NIUE ISLAND NIUE 19.0S 170.0W 2343 04/28
POHNPEI ISLAND POHNPEI 7.0N 158.2E 2352 04/28
MADANG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.2S 145.8E 2353 04/28
AUCKLAND WEST NEW ZEALAND 37.1S 174.2E 2357 04/28
MANUS ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.0S 147.5E 0003 04/29
PUKAPUKA ISLAND COOK ISLANDS 10.8S 165.9W 0003 04/29
CAIRNS AUSTRALIA 16.7S 145.8E 0012 04/29
GISBORNE NEW ZEALAND 38.7S 178.0E 0017 04/29
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 33.9S 151.4E 0018 04/29
EAST CAPE NEW ZEALAND 37.7S 178.5E 0022 04/29
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 0025 04/29
WEWAK PAPUA NEW GUINEA 3.5S 143.6E 0031 04/29
NEW PLYMOUTH NEW ZEALAND 39.1S 174.1E 0038 04/29
AUCKLAND EAST NEW ZEALAND 36.7S 175.0E 0042 04/29
VANIMO PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.6S 141.3E 0052 04/29
NAPIER NEW ZEALAND 39.5S 176.9E 0053 04/29
CHUUK ISLAND CHUUK 7.4N 151.8E 0054 04/29
JARVIS ISLAND JARVIS ISLAND 0.4S 160.1W 0055 04/29
JAYAPURA INDONESIA 2.4S 140.8E 0056 04/29
MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND 44.6S 167.9E 0058 04/29
RAROTONGA COOK ISLANDS 21.2S 159.8W 0059 04/29
GLADSTONE AUSTRALIA 23.8S 151.4E 0102 04/29
PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA ISLAND 5.9N 162.1W 0105 04/29
WAKE ISLAND WAKE ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0109 04/29
PENRYN ISLAND COOK ISLANDS 8.9S 157.8W 0112 04/29
WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND 41.3S 174.8E 0114 04/29
WESTPORT NEW ZEALAND 41.8S 171.6E 0119 04/29
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON ISLAND 16.7N 169.5W 0123 04/29
CHRISTMAS ISLAN KIRIBATI 2.0N 157.5W 0127 04/29
MALDEN ISLAND KIRIBATI 3.9S 154.9W 0133 04/29

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST FOR
MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

* IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
OF THE SHORELINE.

* IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

* PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN… BE
CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER… OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR… OR SOONER IF
THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII… AMERICAN SAMOA… GUAM… AND
CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES
SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA… OREGON… WASHINGTON…
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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