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    Great 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile prompts tsunami threat

     
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.3 occurred near the coast of central Chile at 2254 UTC on Wednesday September 16 2015. Based on all available data, hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts.

    * Tsunami waves reaching more than 3 meters above the tide level are possible along some coasts of Chile.

    * Tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 meters above the tide level are possible along some coasts of French Polynesia.

    * Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meters above the tide level are possible for some coasts of:
    Mexico... Ecuador... Peru... Antarctica... Japan... New Caledonia... New Zealand... Marshall islands... Fiji... Samoa...American Samoa... Cook Islands... Tokelau... Vanuatu...Kiribati... Johnston Island... Palmyra Island... Howland and Baker... Tonga... Wallis and futon... Pitcairn Islands...Niue... Solomon islands... Russia... Hawaii... And NW Hawaiian Islands.

    * Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters above the tide level for the coasts of
    El Salvador... Guatemala... Honduras... Costa Rica...Nicaragua... Panama... Colombia... Australia... Philippines...Taiwan... China... Northern Marianas... Guam... Palau... Yap... Pohnpei... Chuuk... Kosrae... Nauru... Wake Island... Midway Island... Jarvis island... Tuvalu... Papua New Guinea... Indonesia... Vietnam... Malaysia... And Brunei.

    * Actual amplitudes at the coast may vary from forecast amplitudes due to uncertainties in the forecast and local features. In particular maximum tsunami amplitudes on atolls will likely be much smaller than the forecast indicates.
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