***TSUNAMI THREAT*** Mag. 7.4 Earthquake Indonesia

***TSUNAMI THREAT*** Mag. 7.4 Earthquake Indonesia
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A Tsunami Threat has been announced by the National Tsunami Warning Center after a major, Magnitude 7.4 earthquake, struck in the ocean near Indonesia.

 

 ZCZC
WEPA40 PHEB 141626
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1625 UTC THU NOV 14 2019

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


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 THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
 UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS
 MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

 NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
 ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
 INFORMATION.

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * MAGNITUDE      7.4
  * ORIGIN TIME    1618 UTC NOV 14 2019
  * COORDINATES    1.5 NORTH  126.4 EAST
  * DEPTH          62 KM / 39 MILES
  * LOCATION       MOLUCCA SEA


EVALUATION
----------

  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.4 OCCURRED IN
    THE MOLUCCA SEA AT 1618 UTC ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 2019.

  * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
    TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM
    OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

  * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

      INDONESIA.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
    SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
    POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN
    EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

  * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
    FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
    LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

  * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITH A POTENTIAL TSUNAMI THREAT. 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
    WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION         REGION             COORDINATES    ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    MANADO           INDONESIA          1.6N 124.9E   1647 11/14
    TABUKAN TENGAH   INDONESIA          3.6N 125.6E   1654 11/14
    BEREBERE         INDONESIA          2.5N 128.7E   1659 11/14
    PATANI           INDONESIA          0.4N 128.8E   1729 11/14


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

  * A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
    CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST
    FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

  * IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
    THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
    OF THE SHORELINE.

  * IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
    THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

  * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE
    CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

  * THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR... OR SOONER IF
    THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

  * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
    GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV.

  * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
    WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND
    CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES
    SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
    WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON...
    BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S.
    NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
    AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

$$



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 The large Red Dot on the map below shows the location of the quake and what's nearby:

Here is a much clearer regional map showing the epicenter of the massive quake:

UPDATE 1:14 PM EST --

A small Tsunami HAS STRUCK local coastlines; about half a foot, lasting twelve minutes. That means half a foot of water continued coming in from the shoreline, non-stop, for 12 minutes. Think about how much water that is!   Thank God it wasn't worse.  Here is the official report:

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THE TSUNAMI FORECAST IS UPDATED IN THIS MESSAGE.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * MAGNITUDE      7.1
  * ORIGIN TIME    1618 UTC NOV 14 2019
  * COORDINATES    1.5 NORTH  126.4 EAST
  * DEPTH          62 KM / 39 MILES
  * LOCATION       MOLUCCA SEA


EVALUATION
----------

  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.1 OCCURRED IN
    THE MOLUCCA SEA AT 1618 UTC ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 2019.

  * ADDITIONAL TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * FOR COASTAL AREAS IMPACTED BY TSUNAMI WAVES... CAREFULLY
    MONITOR FOR ANY CONTINUING SEA LEVEL CHANGES. WHEN HAZARDOUS
    WAVES HAVE NOT BEEN OBSERVED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN IT
    CAN BE ASSUMED THE HAZARD HAS PASSED. HOWEVER... CONTINUE TO
    EXERCISE CAUTION AROUND THE SEA AS SMALLER TSUNAMI
    FLUCTUATIONS MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY MORE HOURS.

  * FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS... IF HAZARDOUS WAVES HAVE NOT BEEN
    OBSERVED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL
    TIME THEN IT CAN BE ASSUMED THE HAZARD HAS PASSED.
    HOWEVER... SMALL SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS MAY OCCUR AND NORMAL
    CAUTION AROUND THE SEA SHOULD BE EXERCISED.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

  * THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
    AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED
    LOCATIONS. THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH
    RESPECT TO THE NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

                            GAUGE      TIME OF   MAXIMUM     WAVE
                         COORDINATES   MEASURE   TSUNAMI   PERIOD
    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON     (UTC)     HEIGHT    (MIN)
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    BITUNG ID             1.4N 125.2E    1741   0.11M/ 0.4FT  12


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

  * THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

 

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