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.
Where are you located? The CA EDIS system is down...
Apparently Hawaii just went to a warning also, outer islands and North Shore!
I still only see 7.7 magnitude on USGS quake website.
I wonder if the 8.4/8.3 reports are wrong. That is a huge difference. 7.7 is barely enough to make a tsunami, 8.4 would make a big one
looks like they changed it to an 8.4, either way - it was a big one.
It appears that about 30,000 people live on the Kuril islands. And there is a volcano there as well. (according to wikipedia). Definitely praying.
They're saying 8.4.
Well anytime quake hit Japan everybody ask how Godzilla doing ROFL
They already had a high surf advisory.
TOKYO -- Japan's Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings Saturday following a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean.
The agency says a 3.3-foot-high tsunami could hit the northeastern coast of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido around 2 p.m. (12 a.m. EST).
Everywhere I look says 7.7 has it been downgraded?
Actually, I received an email that it was down for the past two days, but it looks like now it is back up. They have changed the format of messages in CA...and a lot of the email and text messaging programs need to be updated:
Message: PAAQ3760053473 from PAAQ@nwws.oes.ca.gov sent at 21:10 PST on 2007-01-12
Actual Public Alert
Code: WEPA41 PAAQ 130509
Event: Geo: NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
Levels: Future - Severe - Possible
Expires: 01:10 PST on 2007-01-13
Headline: TSUNAMI ADVISORY STATEMENT
Description: 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
Parameter: route = NCS-NORTH.localhost.localdomain;capserverNorth
Target Area: 514-509-508-006-506-505-002-001-ORZ022-021-002-001-WAZ503-506>COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THENORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I., BRITISH COLUMBIA
Polygon: 41.857864,-124.45808 41.99844,-124.16689 41.9884,-123.98616 41.797623,-123.98616 41.4964,-123.88574 41.024487,-123.84558 41.064648,-123.88574 40.422043,-124.15685 39.79952,-123.654816 39.036423,-123.52428 38.49423,-122.982086 38.18296,-122.67082 38.29341,-122.38969 38.223125,-122.11858 37.881744,-122.178825 37.881744,-122.178825 37.40983,-121.87762 37.40983,-121.87762 37.23914,-122.05834 36.978077,-121.606514 36.43588,-121.646675 35.200867,-120.48195 34.64863,-120.40163 34.5181,-119.50799 34.176716,-118.45373 33.915657,-118.29307 33.75501,-117.80107 33.092316,-117.1384 32.540077,-117.00786 32.509956,-118.16254 33.1124,-119.62849 33.98594,-120.55223 33.98594,-120.55223 37.751213,-123.34355 40.341717,-124.59864 41.857864,-124.45808
Geocode: UGC = PZZ750-655-650-673-670-555-535-530-550-455-450-356-353-350-255-250-210-110-156-153-150-130>135-170-CAZ039>046-087-034-035-515-511-001-514>517-021-130609-
That should be hitting by now then. We'll be hearing news one way or the other soon.
The quake has reportedly created a small tsunami off Japan and there's no other info. We'll see.
WA state checking in here 0 under a Tsunami advisory. Prayers up Please!
If a tsunami, the waves will most likely reach Hawaii about 5:15AM ET, Saturday.
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0434Z 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.
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
WAKE IS. / MIDWAY IS. / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / MARSHALL IS. /
TAIWAN / YAP / POHNPEI / CHUUK / PHILIPPINES / KOSRAE / BELAU /
JOHNSTON IS. / HAWAII
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 - 8.4
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
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
Thanks Sasha. :)
In Zulu time:
HAWAII NAWILIWILI 1023Z 13 JAN
HONOLULU 1041Z 13 JAN
HILO 1058Z 13 JAN
My son is at the southern end - Yokosuka Naval Base - so he's safe. Prayers for your son's safety pctech!