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    Posted February 5, 2013 by
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    Tsunami Watches & Warnings for South Pacific

     
    South Pacific - Solomon Islands – A Great 8.0 earthquake strikes near Load Howe Island UTC – 06 Feb 2013 - 01:12 UTC

    Tsunami Information:

    ... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

    A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

    SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / TUVALU /
    NEW CALEDONIA / KOSRAE / FIJI / KIRIBATI / WALLIS AND FUTUNA

    A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

    MARSHALL ISLANDS / HOWLAND AND BAKER / POHNPEI / TOKELAU /
    SAMOA / KERMADEC ISLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / AMERICAN SAMOA /
    TONGA / AUSTRALIA / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / INDONESIA /
    WAKE ISLAND / CHUUK / JARVIS ISLAND / GUAM / NORTHERN MARIANAS /
    PALMYRA ISLAND / YAP / JOHNSTON ISLAND / MINAMITORISHIMA /
    BELAU

    FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
    INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

    ORIGIN TIME - 0112Z 06 FEB 2013
    COORDINATES - 10.9 SOUTH 165.1 EAST
    DEPTH - 33 KM
    LOCATION - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    MAGNITUDE - 8.0

    EVALUATION

    IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WARNING IS
    BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
    SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
    STRIKE COASTLINES NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES AND MORE
    DISTANT COASTLINES WITHIN HOURS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE
    APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER
    WILL MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA FROM GAUGES NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE TO
    DETERMINE IF A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND ESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF
    THE THREAT.

    ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
    WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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
    SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
    -------------------------------- ------------ ------------
    SOLOMON ISLANDS KIRAKIRA 10.4S 161.9E 0145Z 06 FEB
    AUKI 8.8S 160.6E 0216Z 06 FEB
    HONIARA 9.3S 160.0E 0222Z 06 FEB
    GHATERE 7.8S 159.2E 0227Z 06 FEB
    MUNDA 8.4S 157.2E 0233Z 06 FEB
    PANGGOE 6.9S 157.2E 0245Z 06 FEB
    FALAMAE 7.4S 155.6E 0253Z 06 FEB
    VANUATU ESPERITU_SANTO 15.1S 167.3E 0158Z 06 FEB
    ANATOM_ISLAND 20.2S 169.9E 0254Z 06 FEB
    NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 0300Z 06 FEB
    PAPUA NEW GUINE KIETA 6.1S 155.6E 0304Z 06 FEB
    AMUN 6.0S 154.7E 0306Z 06 FEB
    RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 0330Z 06 FEB
    LAE 6.8S 147.0E 0402Z 06 FEB
    KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 0406Z 06 FEB
    PORT_MORESBY 9.3S 146.9E 0426Z 06 FEB
    MADANG 5.2S 145.8E 0428Z 06 FEB
    MANUS_ISLAND 2.0S 147.5E 0445Z 06 FEB
    WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 0509Z 06 FEB
    VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 0530Z 06 FEB
    TUVALU FUNAFUTI_ISLAND 7.9S 178.5E 0322Z 06 FEB
    NEW CALEDONIA NOUMEA 22.3S 166.5E 0339Z 06 FEB
    KOSRAE KOSRAE_ISLAND 5.5N 163.0E 0354Z 06 FEB
    FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 0405Z 06 FEB
    KIRIBATI TARAWA_ISLAND 1.5N 173.0E 0406Z 06 FEB
    KANTON_ISLAND 2.8S 188.3E 0446Z 06 FEB
    CHRISTMAS_ISLAN 2.0N 202.5E 0650Z 06 FEB
    MALDEN_ISLAND 3.9S 205.1E 0700Z 06 FEB
    WALLIS AND FUTU FUTUNA_ISLAND 14.3S 181.8E 0414Z 06 FEB
    WALLIS_ISLAND 13.3S 183.8E 0422Z 06 FEB
    MARSHALL ISLAND KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 0420Z 06 FEB
    MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 0424Z 06 FEB
    ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 0457Z 06 FEB
    HOWLAND AND BAK HOWLAND_ISLAND 0.6N 183.4E 0424Z 06 FEB
    POHNPEI POHNPEI_ISLAND 7.0N 158.2E 0438Z 06 FEB
    TOKELAU NUKUNONU_ISLAND 9.2S 188.2E 0440Z 06 FEB
    SAMOA APIA 13.8S 188.2E 0458Z 06 FEB
    KERMADEC ISLAND RAOUL_ISLAND 29.2S 182.1E 0504Z 06 FEB
    NEW ZEALAND NORTH_CAPE 34.4S 173.3E 0505Z 06 FEB
    AUCKLAND_WEST 37.1S 174.2E 0606Z 06 FEB
    EAST_CAPE 37.7S 178.5E 0615Z 06 FEB
    GISBORNE 38.7S 178.0E 0639Z 06 FEB
    AUCKLAND_EAST 36.7S 175.0E 0647Z 06 FEB
    NEW_PLYMOUTH 39.1S 174.1E 0651Z 06 FEB
    WELLINGTON 41.3S 174.8E 0703Z 06 FEB
    AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO_PAGO 14.3S 189.3E 0506Z 06 FEB
    TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 184.8E 0514Z 06 FEB
    AUSTRALIA BRISBANE 27.2S 153.3E 0515Z 06 FEB
    CAIRNS 16.7S 145.8E 0520Z 06 FEB
    SYDNEY 33.9S 151.4E 0546Z 06 FEB
    GLADSTONE 23.8S 151.4E 0625Z 06 FEB
    NIUE NIUE_ISLAND 19.0S 190.0E 0531Z 06 FEB
    COOK ISLANDS PUKAPUKA_ISLAND 10.8S 194.1E 0533Z 06 FEB
    PENRYN_ISLAND 8.9S 202.2E 0641Z 06 FEB
    RAROTONGA 21.2S 200.2E 0647Z 06 FEB
    INDONESIA JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 0537Z 06 FEB
    WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 0622Z 06 FEB
    MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 0641Z 06 FEB
    SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 0710Z 06 FEB
    WAKE ISLAND WAKE_ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0547Z 06 FEB
    CHUUK CHUUK_ISLAND 7.4N 151.8E 0555Z 06 FEB
    JARVIS ISLAND JARVIS_ISLAND 0.4S 199.9E 0621Z 06 FEB
    GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0622Z 06 FEB
    NORTHERN MARIAN SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0626Z 06 FEB
    PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA_ISLAND 6.3N 197.6E 0628Z 06 FEB
    YAP YAP_ISLAND 9.5N 138.1E 0635Z 06 FEB
    JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON_ISLAND 16.7N 190.5E 0637Z 06 FEB
    MINAMITORISHIMA MINAMITORISHIMA 24.3N 154.0E 0640Z 06 FEB
    BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 0658Z 06 FEB

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