7.1 Earthquake off the coast of Japan

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
    PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
    ISSUED AT 2312Z 14 NOV 2005

    THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
    ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

    ... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

    THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
    NOTE REVISED MAGNITUDE

    ORIGIN TIME - 2139Z 14 NOV 2005
    COORDINATES - 38.2 NORTH 144.8 EAST
    LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
    MAGNITUDE - 7.1

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
    ------------------- ----- ------ ----- ------ -----
    OFUNATO HONSHU 39.0N 141.8E 2228Z 0.16M 04MIN

    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT
    AMPL - AMPLITUDE IN METERS FROM MIDDLE TO CREST OR MIDDLE
    TO TROUGH OR HALF OF THE CREST TO TROUGH
    PER - PERIOD OF TIME FROM ONE WAVE CREST TO THE NEXT

    EVALUATION

    SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
    BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR
    THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
    AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
    OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
    THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
    CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
    CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
    ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

    NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS IN THE PACIFIC
    ALTHOUGH SOME OTHER AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.

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

    THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE BULLETINS
    FOR ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Godzilla? [aiw]
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    wierd. I haven't heard much about this.. (I'm not watching the news) I guess it is not doing anything tsunami-ish
     
  5. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Nothing here.... guess that's a good sign :eek:
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We'll check back in with you tomorrow Bear... Usually you are the Storm watcher...

    I was so excited to get the jump on this one and I guess it was nothing...
     
  7. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You know Bear, There was one time in August that we thought a tree hit the house. Went and looked around and nothing. May have been that small quake. Just one big shock and then nothing.
     
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