A tsunami watch is issued for the state of hawaii

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
136 PM HST WED OCT 07 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0136 PM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1203 PM HST 07 OCT 2009
COORDINATES - 13.0 SOUTH 166.3 EAST
LOCATION - VANUATU ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 8.0 MOMENT

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER


LUGANVILLE, VANUATU 15.5S 167.2E 2312Z 0.04M / 0.2FT 6 MIN

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.

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

                 0650 PM HST WED 07 OCT 2009

MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/hawaii/2009/hawaii.2009.10.07.233653.txt

:crossrc: for those who live in Hawaii.

tsunami bulletin number 001
pacific tsunami warning center/noaa/nws
issued at 2217z 07 oct 2009

this bulletin applies to areas within and bordering the pacific
ocean and adjacent seas…except alaska…british columbia…
washington…oregon and california.

… A tsunami warning and watch are in effect …

a tsunami warning is in effect for

vanuatu / solomon is. / nauru / papua new guinea / tuvalu /
new caledonia / fiji / kiribati / kosrae / wallis-futuna /
howland-baker

a tsunami watch is in effect for

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

for all other areas covered by this bulletin… It is for
information only at this time.

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 - 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


vanuatu esperitu santo 15.1s 167.3e 2231z 07 oct
anatom is. 20.2s 169.9e 2324z 07 oct
solomon is. Kirakira 10.4s 161.9e 2248z 07 oct
ghatere 7.8s 159.2e 2328z 07 oct
munda 8.4s 157.2e 2332z 07 oct
honiara 9.3s 160.0e 2336z 07 oct
auki 8.8s 160.6e 2336z 07 oct
panggoe 6.9s 157.2e 2346z 07 oct
falamae 7.4s 155.6e 2348z 07 oct
nauru nauru 0.5s 166.9e 0003z 08 oct
papua new guine kieta 6.1s 155.6e 0005z 08 oct
amun 6.0s 154.7e 0007z 08 oct
rabaul 4.2s 152.3e 0033z 08 oct
lae 6.8s 147.0e 0059z 08 oct
kavieng 2.5s 150.7e 0107z 08 oct
port moresby 9.3s 146.9e 0123z 08 oct
madang 5.2s 145.8e 0125z 08 oct
manus is. 2.0s 147.5e 0145z 08 oct
wewak 3.5s 143.6e 0208z 08 oct
vanimo 2.6s 141.3e 0229z 08 oct
tuvalu funafuti is. 7.9s 178.5e 0013z 08 oct
new caledonia noumea 22.3s 166.5e 0015z 08 oct
fiji suva 18.1s 178.4e 0037z 08 oct
kiribati tarawa is. 1.5n 173.0e 0037z 08 oct
kanton is. 2.8s 171.7w 0132z 08 oct
christmas is. 2.0n 157.5w 0336z 08 oct
malden is. 3.9s 154.9w 0344z 08 oct
flint is. 11.4s 151.8w 0414z 08 oct
kosrae kosrae is. 5.5n 163.0e 0056z 08 oct
wallis-futuna wallis is. 13.2s 176.2w 0103z 08 oct
howland-baker howland is. 0.6n 176.6w 0112z 08 oct
marshall is. Majuro 7.1n 171.4e 0120z 08 oct
kwajalein 8.7n 167.7e 0123z 08 oct
eniwetok 11.4n 162.3e 0149z 08 oct
tokelau nukunonu is. 9.2s 171.8w 0125z 08 oct
kermadec is raoul is. 29.2s 177.9w 0129z 08 oct
pohnpei pohnpei is. 7.0n 158.2e 0129z 08 oct
new zealand north cape 34.4s 173.3e 0134z 08 oct
east cape 37.7s 178.5e 0216z 08 oct
auckland(w) 37.1s 174.2e 0233z 08 oct
gisborne 38.7s 178.0e 0249z 08 oct
new plymouth 39.1s 174.1e 0310z 08 oct
auckland(e) 36.7s 175.0e 0314z 08 oct
napier 39.5s 176.9e 0329z 08 oct
milford sound 44.6s 167.9e 0335z 08 oct
wellington 41.3s 174.8e 0339z 08 oct
westport 41.8s 171.6e 0350z 08 oct
samoa apia 13.8s 171.8w 0141z 08 oct
american samoa pago pago 14.3s 170.7w 0152z 08 oct
tonga nukualofa 21.0s 175.2w 0152z 08 oct
australia brisbane 27.2s 153.3e 0155z 08 oct
cairns 16.7s 145.8e 0204z 08 oct
sydney 33.9s 151.4e 0228z 08 oct
gladstone 23.8s 151.4e 0301z 08 oct
mackay 21.1s 149.3e 0322z 08 oct
hobart 43.3s 147.6e 0355z 08 oct
niue niue is. 19.0s 170.0w 0211z 08 oct
cook islands pukapuka is. 10.8s 165.9w 0216z 08 oct
penryn is. 8.9s 157.8w 0323z 08 oct
rarotonga 21.2s 159.8w 0325z 08 oct
chuuk chuuk is. 7.4n 151.8e 0217z 08 oct
indonesia jayapura 2.4s 140.8e 0233z 08 oct
warsa 0.6s 135.8e 0316z 08 oct
manokwari 0.8s 134.2e 0336z 08 oct
sorong 0.8s 131.1e 0404z 08 oct
wake is. Wake is. 19.3n 166.6e 0250z 08 oct
jarvis is. Jarvis is. 0.4s 160.1w 0307z 08 oct
palmyra is. Palmyra is. 6.3n 162.4w 0313z 08 oct
guam guam 13.4n 144.7e 0320z 08 oct
n. Marianas saipan 15.3n 145.8e 0323z 08 oct
johnston is. Johnston is. 16.7n 169.5w 0325z 08 oct
yap yap is. 9.5n 138.1e 0330z 08 oct
marcus is. Marcus is. 24.3n 154.0e 0342z 08 oct
belau malakal 7.3n 134.5e 0344z 08 oct

bulletins will be issued hourly or sooner if conditions warrant.
the tsunami warning and watch will remain in effect until
further notice.

the west coast/alaska tsunami warning center will issue products
for alaska…british columbia…washington…oregon…california.

bulletin
tsunami message number 3
nws pacific tsunami warning center ewa beach hi
219 pm hst wed oct 07 2009

to - civil defense in the state of hawaii

subject - tsunami watch cancellation

the tsunami watch is cancelled for the state of hawaii effective
at 0219 pm hst.

an earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters

origin time - 1203 pm hst 07 oct 2009
coordinates - 13.0 south 166.3 east
location - vanuatu islands
magnitude - 7.8 moment

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.

evaluation

based on all available data there is no destructive tsunami
threat to the state of hawaii. Therefore the tsunami watch for
hawaii is cancelled.

however… Some coastal areas in hawaii could experience small
non-destructive sea level changes and strong or unusual currents
lasting up to several hours. The estimated time such effects
might begin is

                 0650 pm hst wed 07 oct 2009

this will be the final message issued for this event unless
additional data are received.

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.

evaluation

sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have
been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter. For
those 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.

no tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas although some
may experience small sea level changes. For all areas covered by
this center…the tsunami warning and watch are cancelled.

this will be the final bulletin issued for this event unless
additional information becomes available.

the west coast/alaska tsunami warning center will issue products
for alaska…british columbia…washington…oregon…california.

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