BREAKING:Pacific-Wide Tsunami Warning Now Lifted For All Countries

SOURCE: TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 027

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 0940Z 28 FEB 2010

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…

WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

… TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION …

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…

WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

THE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL COUNTRIES.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME –  0634Z 27 FEB 2010

COORDINATES –  36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST

DEPTH       –   55 KM

LOCATION    –  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE

MAGNITUDE   –  8.8

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER

——————-  —– ——  —–  —————  —–

NAHA OKINAWA         26.2N 127.7E  0754Z   0.19M /  0.6FT  32MIN

OFUNATO HONSHU       39.0N 141.8E  0559Z   0.41M /  1.3FT  48MIN

OMAEZAKI HONSHU      34.6N 138.2E  0616Z   0.34M /  1.1FT  70MIN

HANASAKI HOKKAIDO    43.3N 145.6E  0636Z   0.82M /  2.7FT  24MIN

DUTCH HBR UNALASKA   53.9N 166.5W  0325Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  28MIN

ADAK AK              51.9N 176.6W  0412Z   0.35M /  1.2FT  20MIN

GUAM US              13.4N 144.7E  0307Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  34MIN

DART SAIPAN 52401    19.3N 155.8E  0355Z   0.08M /  0.3FT  18MIN

MIDWAY               28.2N 177.4W  0137Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  10MIN

WAKE US              19.3N 166.6E  0259Z   0.26M /  0.8FT  12MIN

SITKA AK             57.1N 135.3W  0111Z   0.08M /  0.3FT  24MIN

NAWILIWILI KAUAI     22.0N 159.4W  2323Z   0.37M /  1.2FT  10MIN

HONOLULU OAHU        21.3N 157.9W  2200Z   0.25M /  0.8FT  46MIN

DART TONGA 51426     23.0S 168.1W  2003Z   0.04M /  0.1FT  32MIN

CRESCENT CITY CA     41.7N 124.2W  2213Z   0.37M /  1.2FT  50MIN

SANTA BARBARA CA     34.4N 119.7W  2150Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  20MIN

PAGO PAGO AS         14.3S 170.7W  2027Z   0.70M /  2.3FT  12MIN

JOHNSTON US          16.7N 169.5W  2248Z   0.22M /  0.7FT  64MIN

VANUATU              17.8S 168.3E  2246Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN

BARBERS PT HI        21.3N 158.1W  2157Z   0.12M /  0.4FT  54MIN

NUKUALOFA TO         21.1S 175.2W  2024Z   0.10M /  0.3FT  62MIN

KAWAIHAE HAWAII      20.0N 155.8W  2211Z   0.52M /  1.7FT  24MIN

KAUMALAPAU HAWAII    20.8N 156.9W  2136Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  56MIN

KAHULUI MAUI         20.9N 156.5W  2147Z   0.98M /  3.2FT  22MIN

MONTEREY HARBOR CA   36.6N 121.9W  2031Z   0.32M /  1.1FT  56MIN

SANTA MONICA CA      34.0N 118.5W  2035Z   0.41M /  1.4FT  32MIN

SAN DIEGO CA         32.7N 117.2W  2036Z   0.13M /  0.4FT  20MIN

APIA UPOLU WS        13.8S 171.8W  2018Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  16MIN

RAROTONGA CK         21.2S 159.8W  1907Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  24MIN

ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1931Z   0.62M /  2.0FT  26MIN

DART SAN DIEGO 4641  32.2N 120.7W  1931Z   0.06M /  0.2FT  24MIN

LOTTIN PT NZ         37.6S 178.2E  1934Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  10MIN

RAROTONGA CK         21.2S 159.8W  1918Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  06MIN

CABO SAN LUCAS MX    22.9N 109.9W  1833Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  12MIN

HIVA OA MARQUESAS     9.8S 139.0W  1741Z   1.79M /  5.9FT  12MIN

PAPEETE TAHITI       17.5S 149.6W  1810Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  10MIN

NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS   8.9S 140.1W  1745Z   0.95M /  3.1FT  04MIN

MANZANILLO MX        19.1N 104.3W  1705Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  24MIN

DART MANZANILLO 434  16.0N 107.0W  1611Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  24MIN

RIKITEA PF           23.1S 134.9W  1559Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN

DART MARQUESAS 5140   8.5S 125.0W  1531Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  18MIN

QUEPOS CR             0.0N   9.4E  1416Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  52MIN

BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W  1452Z   0.35M /  1.2FT  14MIN

EASTER CL            27.2S 109.5W  1205Z   0.35M /  1.1FT  52MIN

ANCUD CL             41.9S  73.8W  0838Z   0.62M /  2.0FT  84MIN

CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W  1029Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  30MIN

ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  1008Z   0.94M /  3.1FT  42MIN

IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0907Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  68MIN

ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S  70.4W  0941Z   0.49M /  1.6FT  52MIN

DART LIMA 32412      18.0S  86.4W  0941Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  36MIN

CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0843Z   0.45M /  1.5FT  20MIN

TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0653Z   2.34M /  7.7FT  88MIN

COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0852Z   1.32M /  4.3FT  30MIN

CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0739Z   0.90M /  2.9FT  16MIN

SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0815Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  08MIN

VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0708Z   1.29M /  4.2FT  20MIN

LAT  – LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)

LON  – LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)

TIME – TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)  AMPL – TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.

IT IS …NOT… CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.

VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

PER  – PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL DATA INDICATE THAT A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI HAS  OCCURRED. HOWEVER – ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE  NOT EXPECTED FOR COASTAL AREAS NOT ALREADY AFFECTED.  FOR THOSE  AFFECTED 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.

FOR ALL AREAS COVERED BY THIS CENTER…THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS  CANCELLED.

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



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