Mag 7.4 Earthquake Offshore Guatemala November 7, 2012

  1. 2012-11-07 16:35:50 UTC
  2. 2012-11-07 10:35:50 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2012-11-07 08:35:50 UTC-08:00 system time

Location

14.083°N 91.916°W depth=41.6km (25.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 24km (15mi) S of Champerico, Guatemala
  2. 55km (34mi) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
  3. 60km (37mi) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala
  4. 61km (38mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos, Guatemala
  5. 163km (101mi) WSW of Guatemala City, Guatemala

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dlwm#summary

PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
843 AM PST WED NOV 7 2012

…THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA…

EVALUATION
———-
* THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE.

* AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH PARAMETERS LISTED BELOW.

* THIS EVALUATION IS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND
HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
———————————
* MAGNITUDE      7.5
* ORIGIN TIME    0736 AKST NOV 07 2012
0836  PST NOV 07 2012
1636  UTC NOV 07 2012
* COORDINATES    14.0 NORTH 92.2 WEST
* DEPTH          21 MILES
* LOCATION       NEAR COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
————————————–
* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WCATWC MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT
UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

* REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

* PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA… OREGON…
WASHINGTON… BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2012/11/07/md4m3q/1/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1641Z 07 NOV 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…
WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

… TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN …

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

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 –  1636Z 07 NOV 2012
COORDINATES –  14.0 NORTH   92.2 WEST
DEPTH       –   33 KM
LOCATION    –  OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS  MEXICO
MAGNITUDE   –  7.5

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TIBPAC.2012.11.07.1641

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