Skip to comments.Magnitude 7.9 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
Posted on 09/29/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
Magnitude 7.9 Date-Time
* Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:48:14 UTC * Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 06:48:14 AM at epicenter
Location 15.554°S, 172.141°W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region SAMOA ISLANDS REGION Distances
* 199 km (124 miles) SSW (192°) from APIA, Samoa * 211 km (131 miles) SW (227°) from PAGO PAGO, American Samoa * 396 km (246 miles) NNE (30°) from Neiafu, Tonga * 2415 km (1501 miles) W (272°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.9 km (7.4 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST= 59, Nph= 59, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Gp= 54°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7 Source
* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID us2009mdbi
Wow, that’s a big one for sure ...
Any tsunami alerts yet?
Were I in Hawaii and heard of this, I think I’d take a few steps back from Waikiki Beach...
Survivor is filming there. Any talk of a Sunami?
“Were I in Hawaii and heard of this, I think Id take a few steps back from Waikiki Beach...”
Yeah, and more than a ‘few’.
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
805 AM HST TUE SEP 29 2009
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0805 AM HST.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0748 AM HST 29 SEP 2009
COORDINATES - 15.3 SOUTH 171.0 WEST
LOCATION - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0111 PM HST TUE 29 SEP 2009
MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
And if I saw the water suddenly flow out I would be doing more than stepping back a few feet.
Screw Hawaii, what about Australia!??!
Starkist Stock will take a hit!
Yeah, like Reno.
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