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7.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA - 2016-11-24

Magnitude Mw 7.0
Region OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
Date time 2016-11-24 18:43:52.8 UTC
Location 11.96 N ; 88.83 W
Depth 48 km
Distances 195 km S of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 526,000 / local time: 12:43:52.8 2016-11-24 
159 km S of Usulután, El Salvador / pop: 52,000 / local time: 12:43:52.8 2016-11-24 
150 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador / pop: 19,100 / local time: 12:43:52.8 2016-11-24 


"Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
"If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer

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  • "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    1849 UTC THU NOV 24 2016
    
    ...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      7.2
      * ORIGIN TIME    1844 UTC NOV 24 2016
      * COORDINATES    11.9 NORTH  88.9 WEST
      * DEPTH          33 KM / 20 MILES
      * LOCATION       OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.2 OCCURRED
        OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA AT 1844 UTC ON THURSDAY
        NOVEMBER 24 2016.
    
      * 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
    
          NICARAGUA... EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS
    
    
    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)
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        CORINTO          NICARAGUA         12.5N  87.2W   1937 11/24
        PUERTO SANDINO   NICARAGUA         12.2N  86.8W   1937 11/24
        ACAJUTLA         EL SALVADOR       13.6N  89.8W   1949 11/24
        AMAPALA          HONDURAS          13.2N  87.6W   2010 11/24
    
    
    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/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.
    
      * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
        PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND 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
        PTWC.WEATHER.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 NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.
    

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    850 AM HST THU NOV 24 2016
    
    TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
    
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
    
    THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
    
    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
    
       ORIGIN TIME - 0844 AM HST 24 NOV 2016
       COORDINATES - 11.9 NORTH   88.9 WEST
       LOCATION    - OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
       MAGNITUDE   - 7.2  MOMENT
    
    EVALUATION
    
     BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
     NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
     DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
     TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
    
    THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
    

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
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