7.6 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica Sept. 5 2012 – Carribbean Tsunami Watch

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WEPA40 PHEB 051525

TSUPAC

 

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 1525Z 05 SEP 2012

 

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC

OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…

WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

 

THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE IS REDUCED TO 7.6

THE WARNING AREA IS REDUCED…SO THE WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR

EL SALVADOR…HONDURAS…MEXICO…COLOMBIA…ECUADOR…

GUATEMALA AND PERU.

 

… A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT …

 

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 

COSTA RICA / PANAMA / NICARAGUA

 

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 – 1442Z 05 SEP 2012

COORDINATES – 9.9 NORTH 85.5 WEST

DEPTH – 46 KM

LOCATION – OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA

MAGNITUDE – 7.6

 

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 IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES

TO HOURS. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE

ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL MONITOR

SEA LEVEL GAUGES NEAREST THE REGION AND REPORT IF ANY TSUNAMI

WAVE ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED. THE WARNING WILL NOT EXPAND TO OTHER

AREAS OF THE PACIFIC UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED TO

WARRANT SUCH AN EXPANSION.

 

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

——————————– ———— ————

COSTA RICA CABO_SAN_ELENA 10.9N 274.0E 1510Z 05 SEP

CABO_MATAPALO 8.4N 276.7E 1518Z 05 SEP

PUERTO_QUEPOS 9.4N 275.8E 1536Z 05 SEP

PANAMA PUNTA_BURICA 8.0N 277.1E 1527Z 05 SEP

PUNTA_MALA 7.5N 280.0E 1615Z 05 SEP

PUERTO_PINA 7.4N 282.0E 1631Z 05 SEP

BALBOA_HTS. 9.0N 280.4E 1742Z 05 SEP

NICARAGUA SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR 11.2N 274.1E 1531Z 05 SEP

CORINTO 12.5N 272.8E 1546Z 05 SEP

PUERTO_SANDINO 12.2N 273.2E 1550Z 05 SEP

 

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 PRODUCTS

FOR ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…WASHINGTON…OREGON…CALIFORNIA.

M7.6 – 8km NE of Samara, Costa Rica 2012-09-05 14:42:09 UTC

 

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2012.09.05.1525

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  1. 2012-09-05 14:42:09 UTC
  2. 2012-09-05 08:42:09 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2012-09-05 07:42:09 UTC-07:00 system time

Nearby Cities

  1. 8km (5mi) NE of Samara, Costa Rica
  2. 24km (15mi) S of Nicoya, Costa Rica
  3. 38km (24mi) SSE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
  4. 68km (42mi) W of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  5. 151km (94mi) W of San Jose, Costa Rica

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00m9vsu9#summary

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WECA41 PHEB 051447

TSUCAX

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI

1447 UTC WED SEP 05 2012

THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO COUNTRIES WITHIN AND BORDERING THE

CARIBBEAN SEA…EXCEPT FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

… A CARIBBEAN-WIDE TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT …

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

BRAZIL / BARBADOS / TRINIDAD TOBAGO / FRENCH GUIANA /

SAINT LUCIA / MARTINIQUE / ST VINCENT / DOMINICA / BARBUDA /

GUADELOUPE / MONTSERRAT / ANTIGUA / SAINT KITTS / ANGUILLA /

GRENADA / SAINT MARTIN / SAINT MAARTEN / DOMINICAN REP /

TURKS N CAICOS / BONAIRE / CURACAO / BAHAMAS / VENEZUELA /

HAITI / BERMUDA / SURINAME / ARUBA / CUBA / GUYANA / COLOMBIA /

JAMAICA / GRAND CAYMAN / CAYMAN BRAC / PANAMA / MEXICO /

HONDURAS / COSTA RICA / BELIZE / NICARAGUA / GUATEMALA

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 – 1442Z 05 SEP 2012

COORDINATES – 9.9 NORTH 85.5 WEST

LOCATION – OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA

MAGNITUDE – 7.9

EVALUATION

EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A

WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN AFFECT COASTLINES ACROSS

THE ENTIRE CARIBBEAN REGION.

HOWEVER – IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS

WATCH IS BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AUTHORITIES IN

THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THE

POSSIBILITY OF A WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI.

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

——————————– ———— ————

BRAZIL FORTALEZA 3.7S 38.5W 1227Z 06 SEP

SAO_LUIS 2.5S 44.3W 1514Z 06 SEP

ILHA_DE_MARACA 2.2N 50.5W 1941Z 06 SEP

BARBADOS BRIDGETOWN 13.1N 59.6W 1603Z 06 SEP

TRINIDAD TOBAGO PIRATES_BAY 11.3N 60.6W 1616Z 06 SEP

PORT-OF-SPAIN 10.6N 61.5W 1713Z 06 SEP

FRENCH GUIANA CAYENNE 4.9N 52.3W 1617Z 06 SEP

SAINT LUCIA CASTRIES 14.0N 61.0W 1620Z 06 SEP

MARTINIQUE FORT-DE-FRANCE 14.6N 61.1W 1620Z 06 SEP

ST VINCENT KINGSTOWN 13.1N 61.2W 1622Z 06 SEP

DOMINICA ROSEAU 15.3N 61.4W 1623Z 06 SEP

BARBUDA PALMETTO_POINT 17.6N 61.9W 1631Z 06 SEP

GUADELOUPE BASSE-TERRE 16.0N 61.7W 1634Z 06 SEP

MONTSERRAT PLYMOUTH 16.7N 62.2W 1635Z 06 SEP

ANTIGUA SAINT_JOHNS 17.1N 61.9W 1640Z 06 SEP

SAINT KITTS BASSETERRE 17.3N 62.7W 1648Z 06 SEP

ANGUILLA THE_VALLEY 18.3N 63.1W 1656Z 06 SEP

GRENADA SAINT_GEORGES 12.0N 61.8W 1657Z 06 SEP

SAINT MARTIN BAIE_BLANCHE 18.1N 63.0W 1715Z 06 SEP

SAINT MAARTEN SIMPSON_BAAI 18.0N 63.1W 1715Z 06 SEP

DOMINICAN REP CABO_ENGANO 18.6N 68.3W 1722Z 06 SEP

PUERTO_PLATA 19.8N 70.7W 1730Z 06 SEP

SANTO_DOMINGO 18.5N 69.9W 1753Z 06 SEP

TURKS N CAICOS GRAND_TURK 21.5N 71.1W 1735Z 06 SEP

WEST_CAICOS 21.7N 72.5W 1754Z 06 SEP

BONAIRE ONIMA 12.3N 68.3W 1740Z 06 SEP

CURACAO WILLEMSTAD 12.1N 68.9W 1747Z 06 SEP

BAHAMAS MAYAGUANA 22.3N 73.0W 1751Z 06 SEP

GREAT_INAGUA 20.9N 73.7W 1805Z 06 SEP

SAN_SALVADOR 24.1N 74.5W 1806Z 06 SEP

CAT_IS 24.4N 75.5W 1814Z 06 SEP

ELEUTHERA_IS 25.2N 76.1W 1832Z 06 SEP

LONG_IS 23.3N 75.1W 1833Z 06 SEP

ANDROS_IS 25.0N 77.9W 1838Z 06 SEP

CROOKED_IS 22.7N 74.1W 1849Z 06 SEP

EXUMA 23.6N 75.9W 1907Z 06 SEP

FREEPORT 26.5N 78.8W 1919Z 06 SEP

NASSAU 25.1N 77.4W 1919Z 06 SEP

BIMINI 25.8N 79.3W 1919Z 06 SEP

ABACO_IS 26.6N 77.1W 2006Z 06 SEP

VENEZUELA MAIQUETIA 10.6N 67.0W 1752Z 06 SEP

CUMANA 10.5N 64.2W 1816Z 06 SEP

PORLAMAR 10.9N 63.8W 1921Z 06 SEP

PUNTO_FIJO 11.7N 70.2W 2048Z 06 SEP

GOLFO_VENEZUELA 11.4N 71.2W 2140Z 06 SEP

HAITI CAP-HAITEN 19.8N 72.2W 1753Z 06 SEP

JEREMIE 18.6N 74.1W 1818Z 06 SEP

PORT-AU-PRINCE 18.5N 72.4W 1922Z 06 SEP

BERMUDA RUTHS_BAY 32.4N 64.6W 1756Z 06 SEP

SURINAME PARAMARIBO 5.9N 55.2W 1800Z 06 SEP

ARUBA ORANJESTAD 12.5N 70.0W 1804Z 06 SEP

CUBA BARACOA 20.4N 74.5W 1807Z 06 SEP

SANTIAGO_D_CUBA 19.9N 75.8W 1822Z 06 SEP

GIBARA 21.1N 76.1W 1825Z 06 SEP

CIENFUEGOS 22.0N 80.5W 1919Z 06 SEP

SANTA_CRZ_D_SUR 20.7N 78.0W 2003Z 06 SEP

LA_HABANA 23.2N 82.4W 2028Z 06 SEP

NUEVA_GERONA 21.9N 82.8W 2251Z 06 SEP

GUYANA GEORGETOWN 6.8N 58.2W 1829Z 06 SEP

COLOMBIA RIOHACHA 11.6N 72.9W 1841Z 06 SEP

SANTA_MARTA 11.2N 74.2W 1853Z 06 SEP

CARTAGENA 10.4N 75.6W 1857Z 06 SEP

PUNTA_CARIBANA 8.6N 76.9W 1958Z 06 SEP

BARRANQUILLA 11.1N 74.9W 1959Z 06 SEP

JAMAICA MONTEGO_BAY 18.5N 77.9W 1844Z 06 SEP

KINGSTON 17.9N 76.9W 1856Z 06 SEP

GRAND CAYMAN CAYMAN_ISLANDS 19.3N 81.3W 1906Z 06 SEP

CAYMAN BRAC CAYMAN_ISLANDS 19.7N 79.9W 1919Z 06 SEP

PANAMA ALIGANDI 9.2N 78.0W 1930Z 06 SEP

COLON 9.4N 79.9W 1936Z 06 SEP

PUERTO_OBALDIA 8.7N 77.4W 1945Z 06 SEP

PUERTO_CARRETO 8.8N 77.6W 1945Z 06 SEP

BOCAS_DEL_TORO 9.4N 82.2W 1954Z 06 SEP

MEXICO COZUMEL 20.5N 87.0W 2003Z 06 SEP

VERACRUZ 19.2N 96.1W 2231Z 06 SEP

TEXAS_BORDER 26.0N 97.1W 2255Z 06 SEP

MADERO 22.3N 97.8W 2258Z 06 SEP

CAMPECHE 19.9N 90.5W 0226Z 07 SEP

HONDURAS PUERTO_CORTES 15.9N 88.0W 2007Z 06 SEP

TRUJILLO 15.9N 86.0W 2049Z 06 SEP

COSTA RICA PUERTO_LIMON 10.0N 83.0W 2010Z 06 SEP

BELIZE BELIZE_CITY 17.5N 88.2W 2010Z 06 SEP

NICARAGUA PUNTA_GORDA 11.4N 83.8W 2109Z 06 SEP

PUERTO_CABEZAS 14.0N 83.4W 2352Z 06 SEP

GUATEMALA PUERTO_BARRIOS 15.7N 88.6W 2109Z 06 SEP

ADDITIONAL BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI

WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT AS MORE INFORMATION

BECOMES AVAILABLE.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=caribe.TSUCAX.2012.09.05.1447

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
——————————–    ————    ————
COSTA RICA       CABO_SAN_ELENA     10.9N 274.0E    1510Z 05 SEP
CABO_MATAPALO       8.4N 276.7E    1518Z 05 SEP
PUERTO_QUEPOS       9.4N 275.8E    1536Z 05 SEP
PANAMA           PUNTA_BURICA        8.0N 277.1E    1527Z 05 SEP
PUNTA_MALA          7.5N 280.0E    1615Z 05 SEP
PUERTO_PINA         7.4N 282.0E    1631Z 05 SEP
BALBOA_HTS.         9.0N 280.4E    1742Z 05 SEP
NICARAGUA        SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR    11.2N 274.1E    1531Z 05 SEP
CORINTO            12.5N 272.8E    1546Z 05 SEP
PUERTO_SANDINO     12.2N 273.2E    1550Z 05 SEP
EL SALVADOR      ACAJUTLA           13.6N 270.2E    1604Z 05 SEP
HONDURAS         AMAPALA            13.2N 272.4E    1604Z 05 SEP
MEXICO           PUERTO_MADERO      14.8N 267.5E    1631Z 05 SEP
MANZANILLO         19.1N 255.7E    1751Z 05 SEP
ACAPULCO           16.9N 260.1E    1757Z 05 SEP
SOCORRO            18.8N 249.0E    1844Z 05 SEP
MAZATLAN           23.2N 253.6E    1848Z 05 SEP
CABO_SAN_LUCAS     22.8N 250.0E    1850Z 05 SEP
PUNTA_ABREOJOS     26.7N 246.4E    1959Z 05 SEP
COLOMBIA         BAHIA_SOLANO        6.3N 282.6E    1633Z 05 SEP
TUMACO              1.8N 281.1E    1656Z 05 SEP
BUENAVENTURA        3.8N 282.8E    1657Z 05 SEP
ECUADOR          ESMERELDAS          1.2N 280.2E    1650Z 05 SEP
LA_LIBERTAD         2.2S 278.8E    1711Z 05 SEP
BALTRA_IS.          0.5S 269.7E    1721Z 05 SEP
GUATEMALA        SIPICATE           13.9N 268.8E    1650Z 05 SEP
PERU             TALARA              4.6S 278.5E    1733Z 05 SEP
PIMENTAL            6.9S 280.0E    1842Z 05 SEP
CHIMBOTE            9.0S 281.2E    1900Z 05 SEP
LA_PUNTA           12.1S 282.8E    1903Z 05 SEP
SAN_JUAN           15.3S 284.8E    1921Z 05 SEP
MOLLENDO           17.1S 288.0E    1954Z 05 SEP
CHILE            ARICA              18.5S 289.7E    2013Z 05 SEP
IQUIQUE            20.2S 289.9E    2015Z 05 SEP
ANTOFAGASTA        23.3S 289.6E    2028Z 05 SEP

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.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2012.09.05.1450

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