Pam Curtis (pamc) wrote,
Pam Curtis
pamc

2009-07-15 09:22:32 (Mw 7.8) OFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z. -45.7 166.6

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT THE FOLLOWING SITES

LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL
------------------------ ----- ------ ------- -----------
JACKSON BAY, NZ 43.97S 168.62E 10:18 UTC 0.17M /0.5FT

TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENT
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

AT 223 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON JULY 15 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 7.8 OCCURRED
OFF THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND.

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IN EWA BEACH HAWAII WILL ISSUE
MESSAGES FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC OUTSIDE
CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT BY THE
WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER UNLESS ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. SEE THE WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV
FOR BASIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION - SAFETY RULES AND TSUNAMI TRAVEL
TIMES.

$$
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