Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning Update

000 WEPA40 PHEB 110730 TSUPAC TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 0730Z 11 MAR 2011 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 JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / WAKE IS. / TAIWAN / YAP / PHILIPPINES / MARSHALL IS. / BELAU / MIDWAY IS. / POHNPEI / CHUUK / KOSRAE / INDONESIA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / NAURU / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. / KIRIBATI / HOWLAND-BAKER / HAWAII / TUVALU / PALMYRA IS. / VANUATU / TOKELAU / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / SAMOA / AMERICAN SAMOA / COOK ISLANDS / NIUE / AUSTRALIA / FIJI / NEW CALEDONIA / TONGA / MEXICO / KERMADEC IS / FR. POLYNESIA / NEW ZEALAND / PITCAIRN / GUATEMALA / EL SALVADOR / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA / HONDURAS / CHILE / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / PERU 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 – 0546Z 11 MAR 2011 COORDINATES – 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST DEPTH – 10 KM LOCATION – NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN MAGNITUDE – 8.8 MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER DART 21413 30.5N 152.1E 0659Z 0.76M / 2.5FT 32MIN HANASAKI HOKKAIDO J 43.3N 145.6E 0657Z 2.79M / 9.2FT 76MIN DART 21401 42.6N 152.6E 0643Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 40MIN DART 21418 38.7N 148.7E 0619Z 1.08M / 3.5FT 06MIN 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. NOTE – DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS. EVALUATION 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. 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 JAPAN KATSUURA 35.1N 140.3E 0635Z 11 MAR KUSHIRO 42.9N 144.3E 0642Z 11 MAR HACHINOHE 40.5N 141.5E 0700Z 11 MAR SHIMIZU 32.8N 133.0E 0756Z 11 MAR OKINAWA 26.2N 127.8E 0912Z 11 MAR RUSSIA URUP_IS 46.1N 150.5E 0714Z 11 MAR SEVERO_KURILSK 50.8N 156.1E 0834Z 11 MAR PETROPAVLOVSK_K 53.2N 159.6E 0836Z 11 MAR UST_KAMCHATSK 56.1N 162.6E 0840Z 11 MAR MEDNNY_IS 54.7N 167.4E 0903Z 11 MAR MARCUS IS. MARCUS_IS. 24.3N 154.0E 0757Z 11 MAR N. MARIANAS SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0853Z 11 MAR GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0909Z 11 MAR WAKE IS. WAKE_IS. 19.3N 166.6E 0925Z 11 MAR TAIWAN HUALIEN 24.0N 121.7E 0932Z 11 MAR HUALIEN 24.0N 121.6E 0933Z 11 MAR TAITUNG 22.7N 121.2E 0936Z 11 MAR CHILUNG 25.2N 121.8E 1004Z 11 MAR YAP YAP_IS. 9.5N 138.1E 0944Z 11 MAR PHILIPPINES PALANAN 17.1N 122.6E 0955Z 11 MAR LEGASPI 13.2N 123.8E 1026Z 11 MAR DAVAO 6.8N 125.7E 1053Z 11 MAR MARSHALL IS. ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 1013Z 11 MAR KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 1044Z 11 MAR MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 1124Z 11 MAR BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 1025Z 11 MAR MIDWAY IS. MIDWAY_IS. 28.2N 182.6E 1026Z 11 MAR POHNPEI POHNPEI_IS. 7.0N 158.2E 1027Z 11 MAR CHUUK CHUUK_IS. 7.4N 151.8E 1034Z 11 MAR KOSRAE KOSRAE_IS. 5.5N 163.0E 1043Z 11 MAR INDONESIA GEME 4.6N 126.8E 1049Z 11 MAR BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 1058Z 11 MAR WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 1110Z 11 MAR MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 1118Z 11 MAR PATANI 0.4N 128.8E 1124Z 11 MAR JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 1135Z 11 MAR SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 1135Z 11 MAR PAPUA NEW GUINE MANUS_IS. 2.0S 147.5E 1124Z 11 MAR KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 1124Z 11 MAR VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 1134Z 11 MAR WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 1146Z 11 MAR RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 1154Z 11 MAR KIETA 6.1S 155.6E 1205Z 11 MAR AMUN 6.0S 154.7E 1211Z 11 MAR MADANG 5.2S 145.8E 1215Z 11 MAR LAE 6.8S 147.0E 1254Z 11 MAR PORT_MORESBY 9.3S 146.9E 1429Z 11 MAR NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1149Z 11 MAR JOHNSTON IS. JOHNSTON_IS. 16.7N 190.5E 1202Z 11 MAR SOLOMON IS. PANGGOE 6.9S 157.2E 1221Z 11 MAR FALAMAE 7.4S 155.6E 1222Z 11 MAR MUNDA 8.4S 157.2E 1239Z 11 MAR GHATERE 7.8S 159.2E 1248Z 11 MAR AUKI 8.8S 160.6E 1309Z 11 MAR HONIARA 9.3S 160.0E 1314Z 11 MAR KIRAKIRA 10.4S 161.9E 1318Z 11 MAR KIRIBATI TARAWA_IS. 1.5N 173.0E 1228Z 11 MAR KANTON_IS. 2.8S 188.3E 1329Z 11 MAR CHRISTMAS_IS. 2.0N 202.5E 1443Z 11 MAR MALDEN_IS. 3.9S 205.1E 1518Z 11 MAR FLINT_IS. 11.4S 208.2E 1613Z 11 MAR HOWLAND-BAKER HOWLAND_IS. 0.6N 183.4E 1243Z 11 MAR HAWAII NAWILIWILI 22.0N 200.6E 1259Z 11 MAR HONOLULU 21.3N 202.1E 1313Z 11 MAR KAHULUI 20.9N 203.5E 1320Z 11 MAR HILO 19.7N 204.9E 1339Z 11 MAR TUVALU FUNAFUTI_IS. 7.9S 178.5E 1330Z 11 MAR PALMYRA IS. PALMYRA_IS. 6.3N 197.6E 1346Z 11 MAR VANUATU ESPERITU_SANTO 15.1S 167.3E 1407Z 11 MAR ANATOM_IS. 20.2S 169.9E 1502Z 11 MAR TOKELAU NUKUNONU_IS. 9.2S 188.2E 1409Z 11 MAR JARVIS IS. JARVIS_IS. 0.4S 199.9E 1427Z 11 MAR WALLIS-FUTUNA WALLIS_IS. 13.3S 183.8E 1427Z 11 MAR FUTUNA_I. 14.3S 181.8E 1440Z 11 MAR SAMOA APIA 13.8S 188.2E 1445Z 11 MAR AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO_PAGO 14.3S 189.3E 1452Z 11 MAR COOK ISLANDS PUKAPUKA_IS. 10.8S 194.1E 1452Z 11 MAR PENRYN_IS. 8.9S 202.2E 1525Z 11 MAR RAROTONGA 21.2S 200.2E 1626Z 11 MAR NIUE NIUE_IS. 19.0S 190.0E 1526Z 11 MAR AUSTRALIA CAIRNS 16.7S 145.8E 1528Z 11 MAR BRISBANE 27.2S 153.3E 1620Z 11 MAR SYDNEY 33.9S 151.4E 1651Z 11 MAR GLADSTONE 23.8S 151.4E 1730Z 11 MAR MACKAY 21.1S 149.3E 1811Z 11 MAR HOBART 43.3S 147.6E 1826Z 11 MAR FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 1528Z 11 MAR NEW CALEDONIA NOUMEA 22.3S 166.5E 1531Z 11 MAR TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 184.8E 1557Z 11 MAR MEXICO ENSENADA 31.8N 243.2E 1644Z 11 MAR PUNTA_ABREOJOS 26.7N 246.4E 1732Z 11 MAR CABO_SAN_LUCAS 22.8N 250.0E 1809Z 11 MAR SOCORRO 18.8N 249.0E 1819Z 11 MAR MAZATLAN 23.2N 253.6E 1858Z 11 MAR MANZANILLO 19.1N 255.7E 1924Z 11 MAR ACAPULCO 16.9N 260.1E 1959Z 11 MAR PUERTO_MADERO 14.8N 267.5E 2134Z 11 MAR KERMADEC IS RAOUL_IS. 29.2S 182.1E 1648Z 11 MAR FR. POLYNESIA PAPEETE 17.5S 210.4E 1706Z 11 MAR HIVA_OA 10.0S 221.0E 1744Z 11 MAR RIKITEA 23.1S 225.0E 1913Z 11 MAR NEW ZEALAND NORTH_CAPE 34.4S 173.3E 1714Z 11 MAR EAST_CAPE 37.7S 178.5E 1814Z 11 MAR AUCKLAND(W) 37.1S 174.2E 1814Z 11 MAR GISBORNE 38.7S 178.0E 1821Z 11 MAR MILFORD_SOUND 44.6S 167.9E 1839Z 11 MAR WELLINGTON 41.3S 174.8E 1845Z 11 MAR AUCKLAND(E) 36.7S 175.0E 1856Z 11 MAR NEW_PLYMOUTH 39.1S 174.1E 1900Z 11 MAR NAPIER 39.5S 176.9E 1908Z 11 MAR WESTPORT 41.8S 171.6E 1929Z 11 MAR DUNEDIN 45.9S 170.5E 2021Z 11 MAR LYTTELTON 43.6S 172.7E 2055Z 11 MAR BLUFF 46.6S 168.3E 2113Z 11 MAR NELSON 41.3S 173.3E 2206Z 11 MAR PITCAIRN PITCAIRN_IS. 25.1S 229.9E 2000Z 11 MAR GUATEMALA SIPICATE 13.9N 268.8E 2150Z 11 MAR EL SALVADOR ACAJUTLA 13.6N 270.2E 2156Z 11 MAR COSTA RICA CABO_SAN_ELENA 10.9N 274.0E 2209Z 11 MAR PUERTO_QUEPOS 9.4N 275.8E 2235Z 11 MAR CABO_MATAPALO 8.4N 276.7E 2237Z 11 MAR NICARAGUA CORINTO 12.5N 272.8E 2217Z 11 MAR PUERTO_SANDINO 12.2N 273.2E 2223Z 11 MAR SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR 11.2N 274.1E 2233Z 11 MAR ANTARCTICA CAPE_ADARE 71.0S 170.0E 2222Z 11 MAR THURSTON_IS. 72.0S 260.0E 0121Z 12 MAR PANAMA PUNTA_BURICA 8.0N 277.1E 2248Z 11 MAR PUNTA_MALA 7.5N 280.0E 2334Z 11 MAR PUERTO_PINA 7.4N 282.0E 2344Z 11 MAR BALBOA_HTS. 9.0N 280.4E 0155Z 12 MAR HONDURAS AMAPALA 13.2N 272.4E 2253Z 11 MAR CHILE EASTER_IS. 27.1S 250.6E 2255Z 11 MAR ARICA 18.5S 289.7E 0244Z 12 MAR IQUIQUE 20.2S 289.9E 0249Z 12 MAR ANTOFAGASTA 23.3S 289.6E 0254Z 12 MAR CALDERA 27.1S 289.2E 0314Z 12 MAR GOLFO_DE_PENAS 47.1S 285.1E 0315Z 12 MAR COQUIMBO 29.9S 288.6E 0323Z 12 MAR VALPARAISO 33.0S 288.4E 0338Z 12 MAR CORRAL 39.8S 286.5E 0352Z 12 MAR TALCAHUANO 36.7S 286.9E 0359Z 12 MAR PUERTO_MONTT 41.5S 287.0E 0552Z 12 MAR PUERTO_WILLIAMS 54.8S 291.8E 0855Z 12 MAR PUNTA_ARENAS 53.2S 289.1E 1700Z 12 MAR ECUADOR BALTRA_IS. 0.5S 269.7E 2331Z 11 MAR ESMERELDAS 1.2N 280.2E 0003Z 12 MAR LA_LIBERTAD 2.2S 278.8E 0024Z 12 MAR COLOMBIA BAHIA_SOLANO 6.3N 282.6E 2347Z 11 MAR TUMACO 1.8N 281.1E 0012Z 12 MAR BUENAVENTURA 3.8N 282.8E 0030Z 12 MAR PERU TALARA 4.6S 278.5E 0033Z 12 MAR PIMENTAL 6.9S 280.0E 0138Z 12 MAR LA_PUNTA 12.1S 282.8E 0139Z 12 MAR CHIMBOTE 9.0S 281.2E 0144Z 12 MAR SAN_JUAN 15.3S 284.8E 0153Z 12 MAR MOLLENDO 17.1S 288.0E 0226Z 12 MAR BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION… THE MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY. THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…WASHINGTON…OREGON…CALIFORNIA. http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.2011.03.11.073000

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