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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) is one of two tsunami warning centers that are operated by NOAA in the United States.

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FYI - per the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center - no threat to Hawaii from 7.2 quake off the
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BREAKING: Tsunami waves possible in next three hours after 8.0 magnitude Solomon Islands quake: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Update: A tsunami watch has been cancelled for Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
No Tsunami Threat Following Earthquake off Coast of Ecuador: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is...
Ecuador hit by 6.7 earthquake; president says no damage: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also said no Paci...
this is just by the old Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Street
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami threat from Vanuatu earthquake has largely passed - statement
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Earthquake felt in Pago below a 4.0, an aftershock of an earlier 4.8 near Fiji an hour ago
102K views and counting in the last few hours: - And Pacific Tsunami Warning Center site is down too
The Hawaii Department of Defense just released this... . HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has...
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: No tsunami expected after 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of El Salvador.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at one point warned of possible tsunami waves in the region but the...
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami expected after 6.7-magnitude earthquake Canada
A major 7.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea Saturday, and the tremors could lead to a tsunami, warned the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake in Mexico upgraded to 7.5, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports
Tsunami not expected in Mexico and no threat of one in Hawaii, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says - htt…
(Apr 14, 2014) A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, according to U.S. government agencies, and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was centered 100 km (60 miles) south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira at a depth of 35 km ( 21.7 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was originally recorded as a 7.7 was later revised down by the USGS. “So far we have received no reports of damage,” said Constable Taylor Fugo from Kira Kira police. “The people responded very well to the (tsunami) warning. They all went up the hills and have been watching and waiting for advice.” A tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu was cancelled after only very small tsunami wave activity, just a couple of centimetres, had been measured at two reading stations near the epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. It is the second powerful quake to ...
NEWS ALERT: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 8.3 has struck near the Solomon Islands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii is evaluating whether to issue a tsunami warning for Hawaii.
Second major quake south-east of Solomon Islands: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has re-issued...
No tsunami threat to Hawaii, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center states; magnitude of earthquake south of Solomon Islands l…
News has just learned that a 7.7 Magnitude has hit near the Solomon Islands. A has just been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Stay Tuned To Other Sources Or Media Outlets For More Information On This Breaking News
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Saturday morning, causing some concerns. But it took just minutes for the scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to determine that the Solomon Islands quake posed no tsunami threat for Hawaii.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OTICIDE – SPICIN – INTERPOL TEMCO Vital Statistics Office of Homeland Security American Samoa GOVERNMENT INFORMATION STATEMENT Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Faletoa Ulufale Telephone: (684) 699-3800 Fax: (684) 699-2939 This is an information statement from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS)–TEMCO issued at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12th. The National Weather Service - Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued an information statement ONLY to advise that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Solomon Islands at 9:15 a.m. Samoa Standard Time (SST). Based on all available data, there is NO tsunami threat to American Samoa from this earthquake. ASDHS caution the public to be observant and exercise normal caution if you are near or in the ocean. This will be the only statement for this event unless additional information is made available. O se fa’aaliga lenei mai le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o ...
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach says based on data received after a large earthquake near the Solomon Islands, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami...
Tsunami warning in effect for Solomon Islands, surrounding region after 8.3-magnitude earthquake, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says -
was only in Vanuatu in January - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued the alert for Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Stay safe guys
Not what I wanted to read on the herald breaking news site while sitting on the ferry! A large earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands. Photo / Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Tsunami warning following massive quake in Solomon Islands Rebecca Quilliam | 08:46 AM Sun Apr 13 "The advice we are giving at the moment, until we get that detailed scientific information, is people should not be on beaches in New Zealand and should not be boating near the coast, harbours or estuaries.''
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has now cancelled tsunami watch for Australia and NZ following Solomon Islands earthquake.
K peeps, keep a close ear to the radio or watch the news. Big earthquake of the Solomon Islands. 8.2. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is evaluating the situation.
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A tsunami alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for all of Latin America's Pacific coast.
EARTHQUAKE: Two earthquakes have hit over the last few days -- a 7.0M in Chile yesterday and a 4.4M in Los Angeles today. NO THREAT: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it does NOT see a threat of powerful waves along the CA, OR, WA, AK or HI coast. SHARE to keep YOUR community informed! READ MORE ABOUT CHILE: MORE ABOUT L.A.:
Timeline of Disaster- March 11, 2011 - At 2:46pm, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake takes place 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan. (8.9 = original recorded magnitude; later upgraded to 9.0) (0:46 ET/5:46 GMT) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a tsunami warning for the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the U.S. About an hour after the quake, waves up to 30 ft high hit the Japanese coast, sweeping away vehicles, causing buildings to collapse, and severing roads and highways. - The Japanese government declares a state of emergency for the nuclear power plant near Sendai, 180 miles from Tokyo. Sixty to seventy thousand people living nearby are ordered to evacuate to shelters. March 12, 2011 - Overnight, a 6.2 magnitude aftershock hits the Nagano and Niigata prefecture (USGS). - At 5:00am, a nuclear emergency is declared at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Officials report the earthquake and tsunami have cut off the plant's electrical power, and that backup generators have been disabled by the tsunami. - ...
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports earthquake of 7.0 off coast of Northern. California. No Tsunami Threat to Hawai…
U.S. Pacific Warning Center says no widespread tsunami threat after off
BREAKING -- Magnitude of quake off Honshu, Japan upgraded to 7.5 by Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: NO tsunami expected for 4.0 magnitdue earthquake offshore of Molokai--too small you feel it?
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in the sea 285 km southwest of Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa, the US Geological Survey has reported. It said the quake was recorded at a depth of 170km and had struck at 5.19am NZT. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on its website that no "destructive Pacific-wide tsunami" was expected. Local news website Matangi Tonga said that the earthquake shook homes and rattled windows in the capital city. However, no damage has been reported.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a tsunami warning for several countries in the area, including Papua New Guinea and Fiji
You may have heard on the radio there is a tsunami watch in effect for Tonga following a large earthquake in Santa Cruz. It is a watch only for the moment, not an alert. You are advised to listen to the radio for updates, and be prepared to move to higher ground if called upon to do so. Estimates from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center indicate that if a wave is to affect Tonga it will arrive at around 6.15pm this evening. A small wave (1 meter) was generated at the source of the earthquake.
Costly Lessons Learned Jessie Taylor University of North Texas Response to: “The Wave that Shook the World” EADP 3010-001 January 24, 13   Dawn on December 26, 2004 marked a new day with new possibilities and new challenges. No one waking up east of the Sundra Trench, Sumatra knew of the terrors the day would bring. This day’s lessons have become an integral piece of every emergency administration doctrine with the grievous memory of the numerous casualties sustained ensuring decisive action. Shortly after dawn in the Sundra Trench, a large earthquake occurred which caused a rupture in the ocean floor about twelve hundred kilometers long. This large rupture under the Indian Ocean is only 155 miles from the Island of Sumatra. Soon after this earthquake ended, which only lasted four minutes, a seismograph depicted the activity eight thousand miles away in California. Also, scientists at The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center noticed the activity only a few minutes after occurrence. Due to the lack of tid ...
More: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued immediate tsunami warning following earthquake off Indonesia -
My family used to own a cattle ranch on the Big Island and my grandmother was in Hilo on April 1st, 1946 when that tsunami hit. It's the reason the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was established. The quake was in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska and the wave took five hours to reach Hilo. The first wave wasn't that large but when my grandmother saw water recede out to sea and leave the bay dry, she ran for the hills. Unfortunately, many people did not. The second wave was bigger. People thought it was over and went out onto the Wailoa River bridge to watch. The third wave was nearly 50-feet high and washed them all away. My grandmother watched a lot of her friends die that day and had nightmares about it for the rest of her life. So, yeah, this one may not have been large but you never know when it will be so take every warning seriously.
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