Monday, March 9, 2009

Earthquake off Hawaian Islands: Tsunami Warning; A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

"Message hawaii.2009.03.09.194934"
National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (March 9, 2009)

"TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
949 AM HST MON MAR 09 2009


"TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

"SUBJECT - LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION

"THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

"AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

" ORIGIN TIME - 0945 AM HST 09 MAR 2009
" COORDINATES - 20.1 NORTH 155.2 WEST
" LOCATION - OFF THE HAMAKUA COAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
" MAGNITUDE - 5.2

"EVALUATION

" NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.
HOWEVER... SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED STRONG SHAKING.


"THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.


Well, that's good news. Provided you've got things tied down well.

Thanks to Hawaii's own bnsullivan (Twitter), for the heads-up on this.

2 comments:

BNS said...

During this quake our house creaked, our windows rattled, our ceiling fans wobbled -- and our heart rates went up! Fortunately, nothing worse happened this time.

Bobbie

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

BNS/Bobbie,

Glad to hear it, and thanks for sharing.

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