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Tsunami? #151870
01/09/2018 11:29 PM
01/09/2018 11:29 PM
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An earthquake off of Honduras has triggered tsunami warnings for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Not sure about BVI. Stay safe! This was reported on 9 pm news in Chicago.

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Re: Tsunami? [Re: trueblue] #151872
01/09/2018 11:55 PM
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just saw the same report. Initially reported as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake now being called a 7.6 at 44km E of Great Swan Island, Honduras
Depth 33kms 10km .... much shallower than initial reports, which may magnify affects. Tsunami alert has been issued for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.
Exactly what the area does not need. Prayers!!!!!

Re: Tsunami? [Re: trueblue] #151873
01/10/2018 12:04 AM
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TSUCAR

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1126 PM AST TUE JAN 09 2018

...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT...


AUDIENCE
--------

* GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS... MEDIA... AND GENERAL PUBLIC OF PUERTO
RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE
-----------------------

* THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE HAS BEEN REVISED FROM 7.8 TO 7.6

* TSUNAMI HEIGHT AND DURATION FORECASTS ARE NOW INCLUDED.


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.6 OCCURRED
NORTH OF HONDURAS AT 1052 PM AST ON TUESDAY JANUARY 9 2018.

* MODEL FORECAST INDICATES NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO PUERTO RICO AND
VIRGIN ISLANDS. WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR WATER LEVEL DATA
TO CONFIRM THE FORECAST.

* THE EARLIEST ESTIMATED TIME THAT SOME SEA LEVEL
FLUCTUATIONS AND OCEAN CURRENTS MAY BEGIN IN
PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IS

123 AM AST ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 2018

* THE GENERATION OF TSUNAMI WAVES HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED.

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

* THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A PRELIMINARY RAPID
ASSESSMENT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

* MAGNITUDE 7.6
* ORIGIN TIME 1052 PM AST JAN 09 2018
* COORDINATES 17.5 NORTH 83.6 WEST
* DEPTH 20 MILES / 33 KM
* LOCATION NORTH OF HONDURAS


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

* ACTIONS REQUIRED TO PROTECT HUMAN LIFE... SAFETY AND PROPERTY
WILL VARY WITHIN THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREA.

* PERSONS LOCATED IN OR NEAR THE OCEAN SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE
WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND AWAY FROM HARBORS... MARINAS...
BAYS AND INLETS.

* DO NOT GO TO THE SHORE TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI.

* DO NOT RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN
BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

* BE ALERT TO AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE MORE DETAILED OR
SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR YOUR LOCATION.

* BOATERS - WHERE TIME AND CONDITIONS PERMIT... MOVE YOUR BOAT
OUT TO SEA TO A DEPTH OF AT LEAST 450 FEET.

* BOATERS - IF AT SEA... AVOID ENTERING SHALLOW WATER...
HARBORS... MARINAS... BAYS AND INLETS TO AVOID FLOATING AND
SUBMERGED DEBRIS AND STRONG CURRENTS.


FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED
---------------------------------------

* ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
ARE GIVEN BELOW.

* OBSERVED ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER FROM THESE ETAS AND THE
INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

* THE FORECAST HEIGHT IS THE MAXIMUM EXPECTED WATER LEVEL ABOVE
THE TIDE AT THAT COASTAL LOCATION.

* THE FORECAST DURATION IS THE APPROXIMATE EXPECTED LENGTH OF
TIME AFTER INITIAL IMPACT THAT THE TSUNAMI MAY CONTINUE TO
BE A HAZARD.

* A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE DURATION OF EACH WAVE
CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

COASTAL ETA FORECAST FORECAST
TERRITORY LOCATION (AST) HEIGHT DURATION
-------------------------------------------------------------
PUERTO RICO MONA ISLAND 123 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
ARECIBO 124 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
MAYAGUEZ 124 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
AGUADILLA 125 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
SAN JUAN 127 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
PENUELAS 132 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
PONCE 135 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
MAGUEYES IS 141 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
YABUCOA 141 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
CAJA DE MUERTOS 144 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
VIEQUES IS 204 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
FAJARDO 205 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
CULEBRA IS 215 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS

USVI CHRISTIANSTED 147 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
LIMETREE 148 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
LAMESHUR BAY 224 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
CHARLOTTE AMALIE 227 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS

BVI ANEGADA 151 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
VIRGIN GORDA 212 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS
ROADTOWN 312 AM BELOW 1 FT 6 HRS


OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
--------------------------------

* NO OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY ARE AVAILABLE YET.


IMPACTS
-------

* IMPACTS WILL VARY AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WITHIN PUERTO RICO
AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS THAT ARE GENERALLY LESS THAN 3 FEET
ABOVE AND BELOW THE TIDE LEVEL.

* WAVES AND CURRENTS THAT CAN DROWN OR INJURE PEOPLE IN THE
WATER.

* WAVES AND CURRENTS ON BEACHES AND IN HARBORS... MARINAS...
BAYS... AND INLETS THAT MAY BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS.

* THE HAZARD IS FORECAST TO BEGIN AROUND 123 AM AST ON
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 2018 AND IT CAN PERSIST FOR MANY HOURS
OR LONGER.


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

* THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN THIRTY MINUTES... OR
SOONER IF THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT www.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
www.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

$$



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Re: Tsunami? [Re: ReelTrouble] #151908
01/10/2018 01:09 PM
01/10/2018 01:09 PM
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Looks like they are now saying no danger for us..just got the seawall partially rebuilt.This would be a test I would not want to put it through!

Last edited by Manpot; 01/10/2018 01:11 PM.

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