Thursday, December 7, 2006

There will be NO -- REPEAT NO tsunami today...

Thank you very much Tsunami Warning Center for this important notice
that a tsunami warning is NOT in effect. If you are mystified as to
why they do this, join the club!

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1121 AM PST THU DEC 7 2006

...THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA ONLY...

NO - REPEAT NO - WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE STATES AND PROVINCES LISTED ABOVE.

EVALUATION
BASED ON MAGNITUDE AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS THE EARTHQUAKE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI DAMAGING TO CALIFORNIA/OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA. IN COASTAL AREAS OF INTENSE SHAKING LOCALLY GENERATED TSUNAMIS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
MAGNITUDE - 6.5
TIME - 1010 AKST DEC 07 2006
1110 PST DEC 07 2006
1910 UTC DEC 07 2006
LOCATION - 46.6 NORTH 154.2 EAST
- EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS
DEPTH - 21 MILES

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IN EWA BEACH HAWAII WILL ISSUE MESSAGES FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT BY THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

LOL - that's VERY funny. Here where we are, the Island will catch the Tsunami first. But it's nice to know we do NOT have to worry about it.

Hope you've kept your power so far today! I saw last night on Kiro news that Seattle was flooding! And you're out there IN the water. Yikes.