Skip to comments.Japan - Tsunami warning issued after 8.3 magnitude earthquake
Posted on 01/12/2007 8:53:22 PM PST by HAL9000
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Meteorological Agency issues tsunami warning for country's east coast after magnitude 8.3 earthquake in northern Japan.
It's 245pm in Japan. Clik on my profile -- the Weather Underground device blinks the local time for Okinawa.
I'm watching for news from PETROPAVLOVSK.
Please report anything..
It's on every TV channel in Tokyo. Pacific and north coast of Hokkaido in red, the entire coastline of Honshu down to Osaka in yellow.
Didn't feel the earthquake though.
Yes it was due there 0539Z
it is now 0546Z
They just issued the second tsunami warning update from the pacific tsunami center.
It shows the new magnitude estimate of 8.2 from noaa, and hawaii is still on the tsunami watch list
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0541Z 13 JAN 2007
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.
... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
RUSSIA / JAPAN / MARCUS IS. / WAKE IS. / MIDWAY IS. /
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
GUAM / MARSHALL IS. / TAIWAN / YAP / POHNPEI / CHUUK /
PHILIPPINES / KOSRAE / BELAU / JOHNSTON IS. / HAWAII /
INDONESIA / KIRIBATI / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
FOR ALL OTHER PACIFIC AREAS, THIS MESSAGE IS AN ADVISORY ONLY.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0423Z 13 JAN 2007
COORDINATES - 46.7 NORTH 154.4 EAST
LOCATION - EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 8.2
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 CONTINUE TO 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. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES
MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. THE TIME
BETWEEN SUCCESSIVE TSUNAMI WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.
LOCATION COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
News story here:
Listen for the news of tsunami striking islands between us and its point of origin. Midway, Guam will alert us.
NEW... Tsunami update 3 is coming in seconds.
I only just reported update 2 about 2 mins ago
Wonder what they changed
NO - REPEAT NO - WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE
COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE
NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I., BRITISH COLUMBIA
Yay! We're saved!
Flash is gone. Could have been a false report.
On a side note, a FReeper posted a thread about high waves that's interesting, but the timing and math are a little wrong, LOL.
okay this report is only seconds old.
It is tsunami report #3. #2 mentioned hawaii and the 8.2 magnitude update.
#3 now says,
"A Tsunami Warning is in effect which includes the Alaska coastal areas from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Attu, Alaska.
A Tsunami Watch is in effect for the British Columbia and Alaska coastal areas from the north tip of Vancouver I., British Columbia to Dutch Harbor, Alaska."
Just be careful.
Still better news than an 8.4 mag.
God only knows...anyone have Pat Robertsons phone #?
Plenty of time though think I will go make a home canned Tuna fish sandwhich.
Thanks for the correction. I appreciate it -- didn't know that.
BTW, the tsunami watch/warning also in effect for Russia now per German Press Agency.
Your sunset is my sunrise.