Posted by Vicki M on February 27, 2010, 7:04 am
This website might bear monitoring today. http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/?region=1 |
The most recent warning on it is as follows.
tsunami bulletin number 006
pacific tsunami warning center/noaa/nws
issued at 1147z 27 feb 2010
this bulletin applies to areas within and bordering the pacific ocean and adjacent seas...except alaska...british columbia...
washington...oregon and california.
... a widespread tsunami warning is in effect ...
a tsunami warning is in effect for
chile / peru / ecuador / colombia / antarctica / panama / costa rica / nicaragua / pitcairn / honduras / el salvador / guatemala / fr. polynesia / mexico / cook islands / kiribati /
kermadec is / niue / new zealand / tonga / american samoa / samoa / jarvis is. / wallis-futuna / tokelau / fiji / australia / hawaii / palmyra is. / tuvalu / vanuatu / howland-baker / new caledonia / johnston is. / solomon is. /
nauru / marshall is. / midway is. / kosrae / papua new guinea / pohnpei / wake is. / chuuk / russia / marcus is. / indonesia / n. marianas / guam / yap / belau / japan / 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 andany actions to be taken in response.
an earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters
origin time - 0634z 27 feb 2010
coordinates - 36.1 south 72.6 west
depth - 55 km
location - near coast of central chile
magnitude - 8.8
measurements or reports of tsunami wave activity
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
ANCUD CL 41.9S 73.8W 0838Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 84MIN
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 1029Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 30MIN
ARICA CL 18.5S 70.3W 1008Z 0.94M / 3.1FT 42MIN
IQUIQUE CL 20.2S 70.1W 0907Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 68MIN
ANTOFAGASTA CL 23.2S 70.4W 0941Z 0.49M / 1.6FT 52MIN
DART LIMA 32412 18.0S 86.4W 0941Z 0.24M / 0.8FT 36MIN
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0843Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 20MIN
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.4W 0653Z 2.34M / 7.7FT 88MIN
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0852Z 1.32M / 4.3FT 30MIN
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0739Z 0.90M / 2.9FT 16MIN
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0815Z 0.53M / 1.7FT 08MIN
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0708Z 1.29M / 4.2FT 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.
sea level readings confirm that a tsunami has been generated which could cause widespread damage. authorities should take appropriate action in response to this threat. this center will continue to monitor sea level data to determine the extent and severity of the threat.
a tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave may not be the largest. tsunami wave heights cannot be predicted and can vary significantly along a coast due to local effects. the time from
one tsunami wave to the next can be five minutes to an hour, and the threat can continue for many hours as multiple waves arrive.
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.
bulletins will be issued hourly or sooner if conditions warrant.the tsunami warning will remain in effect until further notice.
the west coast/alaska tsunami warning center will issue productsfor alaska...british columbia...washington...oregon...california.
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