7.6 and 7.5 in Solomon Islands

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7.6 and 7.5 in Solomon Islands

#1 Postby Macrocane » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:04 pm

M7.6 - 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC
Event Time

2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC
2014-04-13 07:14:39 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
2014-04-12 14:14:39 UTC-06:00 system time
Location

11.315°S 162.211°E depth=29.3km (18.2mi)

Nearby Cities

100km (62mi) SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
323km (201mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
711km (442mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
925km (575mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
968km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2053Z 12 APR 2014

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 IS IN EFFECT ...

THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE IS FURTHER REVISED DOWNWARD IN THIS
MESSAGE FROM 7.8 TO 7.6. THE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THE SAME AREAS.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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 - 2015Z 12 APR 2014
COORDINATES - 11.3 SOUTH 162.3 EAST
DEPTH - 33 KM
LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS
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 CONTINUE
TO 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
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
SOLOMON ISLANDS KIRAKIRA 10.4S 161.9E 2034Z 12 APR
SANTA_CRUZ_ISLA 10.9S 165.9E 2050Z 12 APR
AUKI 8.8S 160.6E 2058Z 12 APR
HONIARA 9.3S 160.0E 2104Z 12 APR
MUNDA 8.4S 157.2E 2115Z 12 APR
GHATERE 7.8S 159.2E 2117Z 12 APR
FALAMAE 7.4S 155.6E 2135Z 12 APR
PANGGOE 6.9S 157.2E 2135Z 12 APR
VANUATU ESPERITU_SANTO 15.1S 167.3E 2118Z 12 APR
PAPUA NEW GUINE WOODLARK_ISLAND 9.0S 152.9E 2148Z 12 APR
AMUN 6.0S 154.7E 2148Z 12 APR
KIETA 6.1S 155.6E 2154Z 12 APR

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 U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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Re: 7.6 and 7.5 in Solomon Islands

#2 Postby Macrocane » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:21 am

Another strong earthquake occurred today in the same area:

M7.5 - 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC

Event Time

2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC
2014-04-13 23:36:18 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
2014-04-13 06:36:18 UTC-06:00 system time
Location

11.455°S 162.063°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities

111km (69mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
321km (199mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
713km (443mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
922km (573mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
967km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
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