MAGNITUDE 7.5 QUAKE SMASHES P.N.G.

MAGNITUDE 7.5 QUAKE SMASHES P.N.G.
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A severe Magnitude 7.5 earthquake has smashed Papua New Guinea and triggered Tsunami Threat Alerts from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake took place at a shallow depth of only 10km.

 

 

The following is an official TSUNAMI WARNING:

 

ZCZC
WEPA40 PHEB 141307
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1307 UTC TUE MAY 14 2019

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


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

  * MAGNITUDE      7.7
  * ORIGIN TIME    1258 UTC MAY 14 2019
  * COORDINATES    4.2 SOUTH  152.5 EAST
  * DEPTH          10 KM / 6 MILES
  * LOCATION       NEW BRITAIN REGION  PAPUA NEW GUINEA


EVALUATION
----------

  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.7 OCCURRED IN
    THE NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AT 1258 UTC ON
    TUESDAY MAY 14 2019.

  * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
    TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 1000 KM
    OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


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

  * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN 1000 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

      PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND SOLOMON ISLANDS


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)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    RABAUL           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   4.2S 152.3E   1303 05/14
    AMUN             PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.0S 154.7E   1336 05/14
    ULAMONA          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.0S 151.3E   1338 05/14
    FALAMAE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.4S 155.6E   1341 05/14
    WOODLARK ISLAND  PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.0S 152.9E   1344 05/14
    KIETA            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.1S 155.6E   1354 05/14
    KAVIENG          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.5S 150.7E   1356 05/14
    LAE              PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.8S 147.0E   1407 05/14
    PANGGOE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    6.9S 157.2E   1408 05/14
    MUNDA            SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.4S 157.2E   1412 05/14
    MANUS ISLAND     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.0S 147.5E   1422 05/14
    MADANG           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.2S 145.8E   1440 05/14
    GHATERE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.8S 159.2E   1440 05/14
    WEWAK            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3.5S 143.6E   1509 05/14
    PORT MORESBY     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.3S 146.9E   1549 05/14


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. $$ NNNN
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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Ratcoon · 2 months ago
    I have the warmest feeling that our Dark State Dept of Tsunami's will for sure let the people of the West Coast know if that part of Kaliphornia is to be swept into the sea .......... THAT is their biggest voting base ........ however it is also the desired land of "aquirement" for the future little Dark Staters .....