JAPAN & RUSSIA: Estimated Arrival Times for Tsunami Wave Activity

SOURCE: TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 019

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 0135Z 28 FEB 2010

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS

WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL

ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE

LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN

SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION                              FORECAST POINT     COORDINATES     ARRIVAL TIME

——————————–    ————    ————

RUSSIA   MEDNNY IS          54.7N                            167.4E                  0236Z 28 FEB

UST KAMCHATSK                 56.1N                            162.6E    0302Z 28 FEB

PETROPAVLOVSK K            53.2N                          159.6E    0333Z 28 FEB

URUP IS                                    46.1N                           150.5E    0354Z 28 FEB

SEVERO KURILSK                50.8N                           156.1E    0410Z 28 FEB

JAPAN  KUSHIRO               42.9N                            144.3E    0435Z 28 FEB

KATSUURA                            35.1N                             140.3E    0453Z 28 FEB

HACHINOHE                        40.5N 141.5E    0509Z 28 FEB

SHIMIZU                               32.8N 133.0E    0557Z 28 FEB

OKINAWA                            26.2N 127.8E    0610Z 28 FEB

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.



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