7.6 magnitude earthquake 93 km from Kirakira, Makira, Solomon Islands

2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC

UTC time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 20:14 PM
Your time: 2014-04-12T20:14:39Z
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people


A

7.6 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC at 20:14
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.27, 162.148
93.2 km from Kirakira (58.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 22 km

Aftershocks:
B

5.8 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:24:46 UTC at 20:24
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.368, 162.237
106.2 km from Kirakira (66.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 31 km

C

4.9 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:29:58 UTC at 20:29
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.634, 162.308
137.2 km from Kirakira (85.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 29 km

D

4.9 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:36:04 UTC at 20:36
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.615, 162.58
147.2 km from Kirakira (91.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 10 km

E

5.0 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:49:51 UTC at 20:49
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.449, 162.617
133.2 km from Kirakira (83.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 10 km

F

4.6 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 20:58:26 UTC at 20:58
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.482, 162.392
124.2 km from Kirakira (77.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 10 km

G

4.7 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 21:10:57 UTC at 21:10
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.214, 162.008
84.2 km from Kirakira (52.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 10 km

H

5.0 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 21:17:02 UTC at 21:17
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.52, 162.756
149.2 km from Kirakira (92.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 12 km

I

5.0 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 21:17:05 UTC at 21:17
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.555, 162.721
149.2 km from Kirakira (93.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 35 km

J

4.8 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-12 21:19:23 UTC at 21:19
April 12, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.457, 162.442
124.2 km from Kirakira (77.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 20 km


Tsunami advisory issued by www.tsunami.gov

000 WEPA40 PHEB 122020 TSUPAC TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 2020Z 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 AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / NAURU / NEW CALEDONIA / TUVALU / KOSRAE A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR KIRIBATI / FIJI / MARSHALL ISLANDS / WALLIS AND FUTUNA / HOWLAND AND BAKER / POHNPEI / TOKELAU / AUSTRALIA / SAMOA / INDONESIA / KERMADEC ISLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / AMERICAN SAMOA / TONGA / CHUUK / NIUE / COOK ISLANDS / WAKE ISLAND / GUAM / NORTHERN MARIANAS / YAP / PALAU / JARVIS ISLAND / MINAMITORISHIMA / PALMYRA ISLAND / JOHNSTON ISLAND 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 - 10 KM LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 8.3 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 NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES AND MORE DISTANT COASTLINES WITHIN HOURS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA FROM GAUGES NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE TO DETERMINE IF A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND ESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF THE THREAT. 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 ANATOM_ISLAND 20.2S 169.9E 2209Z 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 RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 2213Z 12 APR LAE 6.8S 147.0E 2244Z 12 APR ULAMONA 5.0S 151.3E 2246Z 12 APR KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 2249Z 12 APR PORT_MORESBY 9.3S 146.9E 2309Z 12 APR MADANG 5.2S 145.8E 2310Z 12 APR MANUS_ISLAND 2.0S 147.5E 2327Z 12 APR WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 2351Z 12 APR VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 0012Z 13 APR NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 2215Z 12 APR NEW CALEDONIA NOUMEA 22.3S 166.5E 2232Z 12 APR TUVALU FUNAFUTI_ISLAND 7.9S 178.5E 2242Z 12 APR KOSRAE KOSRAE_ISLAND 5.5N 163.0E 2302Z 12 APR KIRIBATI TARAWA_ISLAND 1.5N 173.0E 2323Z 12 APR KANTON_ISLAND 2.8S 188.3E 0006Z 13 APR CHRISTMAS_ISLAN 2.0N 202.5E 0210Z 13 APR MALDEN_ISLAND 3.9S 205.1E 0220Z 13 APR FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 2325Z 12 APR MARSHALL ISLAND KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 2333Z 12 APR MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 2340Z 12 APR ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 0005Z 13 APR WALLIS AND FUTU FUTUNA_ISLAND 14.3S 181.8E 2335Z 12 APR WALLIS_ISLAND 13.3S 183.8E 2343Z 12 APR HOWLAND AND BAK HOWLAND_ISLAND 0.6N 183.4E 2342Z 12 APR POHNPEI POHNPEI_ISLAND 7.0N 158.2E 2343Z 12 APR TOKELAU NUKUNONU_ISLAND 9.2S 188.2E 0001Z 13 APR AUSTRALIA BRISBANE 27.2S 153.3E 0002Z 13 APR CAIRNS 16.7S 145.8E 0002Z 13 APR SYDNEY 33.9S 151.4E 0033Z 13 APR GLADSTONE 23.8S 151.4E 0112Z 13 APR HOBART 43.3S 147.6E 0208Z 13 APR SAMOA APIA 13.8S 188.2E 0019Z 13 APR INDONESIA JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 0019Z 13 APR WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 0104Z 13 APR MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 0123Z 13 APR SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 0152Z 13 APR BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 0212Z 13 APR KERMADEC ISLAND RAOUL_ISLAND 29.2S 182.1E 0020Z 13 APR NEW ZEALAND NORTH_CAPE 34.4S 173.3E 0021Z 13 APR AUCKLAND_WEST 37.1S 174.2E 0122Z 13 APR EAST_CAPE 37.7S 178.5E 0131Z 13 APR GISBORNE 38.7S 178.0E 0155Z 13 APR AUCKLAND_EAST 36.7S 175.0E 0203Z 13 APR NEW_PLYMOUTH 39.1S 174.1E 0207Z 13 APR WELLINGTON 41.3S 174.8E 0219Z 13 APR AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO_PAGO 14.3S 189.3E 0027Z 13 APR TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 184.8E 0033Z 13 APR CHUUK CHUUK_ISLAND 7.4N 151.8E 0037Z 13 APR NIUE NIUE_ISLAND 19.0S 190.0E 0051Z 13 APR COOK ISLANDS PUKAPUKA_ISLAND 10.8S 194.1E 0054Z 13 APR PENRYN_ISLAND 8.9S 202.2E 0202Z 13 APR RAROTONGA 21.2S 200.2E 0208Z 13 APR WAKE ISLAND WAKE_ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0058Z 13 APR GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0104Z 13 APR NORTHERN MARIAN SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0110Z 13 APR YAP YAP_ISLAND 9.5N 138.1E 0117Z 13 APR PALAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 0140Z 13 APR JARVIS ISLAND JARVIS_ISLAND 0.4S 199.9E 0141Z 13 APR MINAMITORISHIMA MINAMITORISHIMA 24.3N 154.0E 0145Z 13 APR PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA_ISLAND 5.9N 197.9E 0147Z 13 APR JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON_ISLAND 16.7N 190.5E 0155Z 13 APR BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH 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.
000 WEAK53 PAAQ 122025 TIBAK1 PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 125 PM PDT SAT APR 12 2014 ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA... EVALUATION ---------- * EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE ARE KNOWN TO GENERATE TSUNAMIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TO COASTS OUTSIDE THE SOURCE REGION. * THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IS ANALYZING THE EVENT TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF DANGER. * MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. * THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI IN THE SOURCE REGION. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 8.3 * ORIGIN TIME 1215 AKDT APR 12 2014 1315 PDT APR 12 2014 2015 UTC APR 12 2014 * COORDINATES 11.3 SOUTH 162.3 EAST * DEPTH 6 MILES * LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS OF THIS EVENT. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.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.
000 WEHW42 PHEB 122021 TIBHWX HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-122221- TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1021 AM HST SAT APR 12 2014 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER... THE TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII IS STILL BEING EVALUATED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 1015 AM HST 12 APR 2014 COORDINATES - 11.3 SOUTH 162.3 EAST LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 8.3 MOMENT EVALUATION THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED AN EXPANDING TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. HAWAII IS NOT IN WATCH... ADVISORY... OR WARNING AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER... AN EVALUATION OF THE PACIFIC WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT IS UNDERWAY AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT HAWAII COULD BE ELEVATED LATER TO A WATCH... ADVISORY... OR WARNING. IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL TIME IS 0522 PM HST SAT 12 APR 2014 FURTHER STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.
000 WEPA40 PHEB 122035 TSUPAC TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 2035Z 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 MAGNITUDE HAS BEEN REVISED FROM 8.3 DOWN TO 7.8 IN THIS MESSAGE AND THE WARNING AREA HAS BEEN REDUCED. 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 - 7.8 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 -------------------------------- ------------ ------------ 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.
000 WEHW42 PHEB 122039 TIBHWX HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-122239- TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1039 AM HST SAT APR 12 2014 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THE MAGNITUDE IS REVISED DOWNWARD FROM 8.3 TO 7.8 IN THIS MESSAGE. THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 1015 AM HST 12 APR 2014 COORDINATES - 11.3 SOUTH 162.3 EAST LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 7.8 MOMENT EVALUATION BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
000 WEPA40 PHEB 122053 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.
000 WEAK53 PAAQ 122052 TIBAK1 PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 152 PM PDT SAT APR 12 2014 UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE INCLUDE A REVISED MAGNITUDE. UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE INCLUDE REVISED FORECAST INFORMATION. ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA... EVALUATION ---------- * NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. * SOME OF THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE MAY EXPERIENCE NON-DAMAGING SEA LEVEL CHANGES. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS - UPDATED ------------------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 7.6 * ORIGIN TIME 1215 AKDT APR 12 2014 1315 PDT APR 12 2014 2015 UTC APR 12 2014 * COORDINATES 11.3 SOUTH 162.3 EAST * DEPTH 21 MILES * LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THIS WILL BE THE FINAL U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.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.