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Monday 28 March 2005

Tsunami Warning from NOAA

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1629Z 28 MAR 2005

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THERE IS NO TSUNAMI WARNING OR WATCH IN EFFECT.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1610Z 28 MAR 2005
COORDINATES - 2.3 NORTH 97.1 EAST
LOCATION - NORTHERN SUMATERA INDONESIA
MAGNITUDE - 8.5

EVALUATION

THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC. NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS TO COASTLINES IN THE PACIFIC.

WARNING... THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A WIDELY DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI IN THE OCEAN OR SEAS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE. AUTHORITIES IN THOSE REGIONS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. THIS ACTION SHOULD INCLUDE EVACUATION OF COASTS WITHIN A THOUSAND KILOMETERS OF THE EPICENTER AND CLOSE MONITORING TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR EVACUATION FURTHER AWAY.

THIS CENTER DOES NOT HAVE SEA LEVEL GAUGES OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC SO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DETECT OR MEASURE A TSUNAMI IF ONE WAS GENERATED. AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE DANGER HAS PASSED IF NO TSUNAMI WAVES ARE OBSERVED IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN THREE HOURS OF THE EARTHQUAKE.

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4 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger Fro Munga said :

The first quake was the day after Xmas. Now this comes on the day after Easter. Coincidence?!?!?

Mon Mar 28, 11:16:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

yeah, it's a coincidence. at least, it is to the Muslim population of Indonesia ;)

Mon Mar 28, 11:26:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

On december tsunami I had a strong sensation that it was not a natural event. In the coastal area of Indonesia there are several oceanic "depths" that are not completely surveyed. It means that if someone put a nuclear bomb in one of this depth...it's very hard to believe in coincidences

Tue Mar 29, 12:06:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Reiner said :

first of all - congratulations to your blog about the Tsunami deasaster!!

Do you have an idea, about how we can help now the people in the US, espacially New Orleans etc.? What´s up with Fats Domino, has someone hear anything about him?

Fri Sep 02, 02:58:00 PM IST