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8.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 2016-12-08 - TSUNAMI ALERT!

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edited December 2016 in 6+ Quakes
MagnitudeMw 8.0
RegionSOLOMON ISLANDS
Date time2016-12-08 17:38:47.0 UTC
Location10.66 S ; 161.34 E
Depth40 km
Distances204 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 04:38:47.0 2016-12-09 
67 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,200 / local time: 04:38:47.0 2016-12-09 

"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
    1746 UTC THU DEC 8 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      8.0
      * ORIGIN TIME    1739 UTC DEC 8 2016
      * COORDINATES    10.7 SOUTH  161.4 EAST
      * DEPTH          40 KM / 25 MILES
      * LOCATION       SOLOMON ISLANDS
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.0 OCCURRED IN
        THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AT 1739 UTC ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 8 2016.
    
      * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... WIDESPREAD
        HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE.
    
    
    TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
    -----------------------
    
      * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
        WITHIN THE NEXT THREE HOURS ALONG SOME COASTS OF
    
          SOLOMON ISLANDS... VANUATU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA... NAURU...
          NEW CALEDONIA... TUVALU AND KOSRAE
    
    
    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)
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        KIRAKIRA         SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.4S 161.9E   1807 12/08
        AUKI             SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.8S 160.6E   1813 12/08
        HONIARA          SOLOMON ISLANDS    9.3S 160.0E   1824 12/08
        SANTA CRUZ ISLA  SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.9S 165.9E   1837 12/08
        MUNDA            SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.4S 157.2E   1842 12/08
        FALAMAE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.4S 155.6E   1846 12/08
        GHATERE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.8S 159.2E   1849 12/08
        ESPERITU SANTO   VANUATU           15.1S 167.3E   1853 12/08
        AMUN             PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.0S 154.7E   1904 12/08
        PANGGOE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    6.9S 157.2E   1904 12/08
        WOODLARK ISLAND  PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.0S 152.9E   1905 12/08
        RABAUL           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   4.2S 152.3E   1923 12/08
        KIETA            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.1S 155.6E   1924 12/08
        ANATOM ISLAND    VANUATU           20.2S 169.9E   1943 12/08
        NAURU            NAURU              0.5S 166.9E   1948 12/08
        ULAMONA          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.0S 151.3E   1959 12/08
        LAE              PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.8S 147.0E   1959 12/08
        NOUMEA           NEW CALEDONIA     22.3S 166.5E   2006 12/08
        KAVIENG          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.5S 150.7E   2009 12/08
        FUNAFUTI ISLAND  TUVALU             7.9S 178.5E   2018 12/08
        PORT MORESBY     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.3S 146.9E   2022 12/08
        MADANG           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.2S 145.8E   2032 12/08
        KOSRAE ISLAND    KOSRAE             5.5N 163.0E   2035 12/08
        MANUS ISLAND     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.0S 147.5E   2042 12/08
    
    
    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
  • BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER   1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    748 AM HST THU DEC 08 2016
    
    TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
    
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH
    
    A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
    0748 AM HST.
    
    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
    
       ORIGIN TIME - 0739 AM HST 08 DEC 2016
       COORDINATES - 10.7 SOUTH  161.4 EAST
       LOCATION    - SOLOMON ISLANDS
       MAGNITUDE   - 8.0  MOMENT
    
    EVALUATION
    
     BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
     THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
     FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
     IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
    
     IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
     THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
    
                         0256 PM HST THU 08 DEC 2016
    
    FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS
    WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.
    "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
  • 'Hazardous' tsunami risk after 8.0 magnitude Pacific quake

    "Widespread" and "hazardous" waves are possible after a magnitude 8.0 quake hit off the Solomon Islands , authorities have warned.

    Among the countries most at risk are the Solomon Islands themselves, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and several other low-lying Pacific islands.

    More follows...

    http://news.sky.com/story/hazardous-tsunami-risk-after-80-magnitude-pacific-quake-10688236

    "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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