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Tuesday 29 March 2005

NOAA Tsunami Bulletin No 003

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

COUNTRIES IN THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ANDAMAN SEA REGIONS SHOULD EXPECT DECREASING WAVE HEIGHTS WHERE OBSERVED.

IT IS UNKNOWN IF A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT EXIST FOR OTHER REGIONS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

Source: NOAA
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