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8.0 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 2016-12-17 - TSUNAMI WARNING

Magnitude Mw 8.0
Region NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
Date time 2016-12-17 10:51:11.7 UTC
Location 4.52 S ; 153.46 E
Depth 100 km
Distances 882 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 20:51:11.7 2016-12-17 
134 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 20:51:11.7 2016-12-17 

"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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  • TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    1058 UTC SAT DEC 17 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    1051 UTC DEC 17 2016
      * COORDINATES    4.5 SOUTH  153.6 EAST
      * DEPTH          73 KM / 46 MILES
      * LOCATION       NEW IRELAND REGION  PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.0 OCCURRED IN
        THE NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AT 1051 UTC ON
        SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 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
    
          PAPUA NEW GUINEA... SOLOMON ISLANDS... POHNPEI... CHUUK...
          INDONESIA... NAURU... KOSRAE AND VANUATU
    
    
    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)
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        RABAUL           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   4.2S 152.3E   1117 12/17
        AMUN             PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.0S 154.7E   1120 12/17
        FALAMAE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.4S 155.6E   1126 12/17
        KIETA            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.1S 155.6E   1128 12/17
        WOODLARK ISLAND  PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.0S 152.9E   1133 12/17
        PANGGOE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    6.9S 157.2E   1142 12/17
        KAVIENG          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.5S 150.7E   1151 12/17
        ULAMONA          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.0S 151.3E   1153 12/17
        MUNDA            SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.4S 157.2E   1157 12/17
        LAE              PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.8S 147.0E   1201 12/17
        GHATERE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.8S 159.2E   1214 12/17
        MANUS ISLAND     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.0S 147.5E   1227 12/17
        HONIARA          SOLOMON ISLANDS    9.3S 160.0E   1228 12/17
        MADANG           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.2S 145.8E   1234 12/17
        AUKI             SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.8S 160.6E   1237 12/17
        KIRAKIRA         SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.4S 161.9E   1246 12/17
        WEWAK            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3.5S 143.6E   1312 12/17
        POHNPEI ISLAND   POHNPEI            7.0N 158.2E   1313 12/17
        CHUUK ISLAND     CHUUK              7.4N 151.8E   1313 12/17
        VANIMO           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.6S 141.3E   1314 12/17
        JAYAPURA         INDONESIA          2.4S 140.8E   1315 12/17
        SANTA CRUZ ISLA  SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.9S 165.9E   1320 12/17
        NAURU            NAURU              0.5S 166.9E   1326 12/17
        KOSRAE ISLAND    KOSRAE             5.5N 163.0E   1329 12/17
        ESPERITU SANTO   VANUATU           15.1S 167.3E   1336 12/17
        PORT MORESBY     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.3S 146.9E   1337 12/17
    
    
    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
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    WEHW42 PHEB 171101
    TIBHWX
    HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-171301-
    
    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    101 AM HST SAT DEC 17 2016
    
    TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
    
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
    
    THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED
    AT THIS TIME.
    
    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
    
       ORIGIN TIME - 1251 AM HST 17 DEC 2016
       COORDINATES -  4.5 SOUTH  153.6 EAST
       LOCATION    - NEW IRELAND REGION  PAPUA NEW GUINEA
       MAGNITUDE   - 8.0  MOMENT
    
    EVALUATION
    
     THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED A TSUNAMI THREAT
     MESSAGE FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE
     EARTHQUAKE. ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII IS STILL UNDER
     EVALUATION.
    
    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
  • A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, according to reports.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible.

    The centre said tsunami waves were possible in the next three hours along some coasts of not only Papua New Guinea but also Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu.

    Papua New Guinea sits on the Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common.

    More follows...


    http://news.sky.com/story/earthquake-strikes-off-papua-new-guinea-coast-10699160

    "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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