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7.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 2017-01-03

Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
Magnitude Mw 7.0
Region SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
Date time 2017-01-03 21:52:31.3 UTC
Location 19.33 S ; 175.85 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 303 km SW of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 10:52:31.3 2017-01-04 
237 km SW of Nadi, Fiji / pop: 42,300 / local time: 10:52:31.3 2017-01-04 



"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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  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    2157 UTC TUE JAN 3 2017
    
    ...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    2153 UTC JAN 3 2017
      * COORDINATES    19.5 SOUTH  176.2 EAST
      * DEPTH          10 KM / 6 MILES
      * LOCATION       SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.2 OCCURRED
        SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS AT 2153 UTC ON TUESDAY JANUARY 3
        2017.
    
      * 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
    
          FIJI.
    
    
    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)
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        SUVA             FIJI              18.1S 178.4E   2245 01/03
    
    
    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
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    1159 AM HST TUE JAN 03 2017
    
    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 - 1153 AM HST 03 JAN 2017
       COORDINATES - 19.5 SOUTH  176.2 EAST
       LOCATION    - SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
       MAGNITUDE   - 7.2  MOMENT
    
    EVALUATION
    
     THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED A TSUNAMI THREAT
     MESSAGE FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE
     EARTHQUAKE. HOWEVER... BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA THERE IS NO
     TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA
     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
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    2225 UTC TUE JAN 3 2017
    
    ...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 *****
    
    THE TSUNAMI FORECAST IS UPDATED IN THIS MESSAGE.
    
    
    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------
    
      * MAGNITUDE      7.0
      * ORIGIN TIME    2153 UTC JAN 3 2017
      * COORDINATES    19.5 SOUTH  176.2 EAST
      * DEPTH          10 KM / 6 MILES
      * LOCATION       SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.0 OCCURRED
        SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS AT 2153 UTC ON TUESDAY JANUARY 3
        2017.
    
      * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
        FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.
    
    
    TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
    ---------------------------------
    
      * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
        ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF
    
          FIJI.
    
    
      * FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT... NO TSUNAMI
        THREAT IS EXPECTED.
    
    
      * ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
        AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
        FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
        AND AT LOCATIONS WITH FRINGING OR BARRIER REEFS WILL LIKELY
        BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.
    
      * FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
        YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED IF
        NECESSARY IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.
    
    
    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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        SUVA             FIJI              18.1S 178.4E   2225 01/03
    
    
    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
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    2258 UTC TUE JAN 3 2017
    
    ...PTWC FINAL 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 *****
    
    THE TSUNAMI FORECAST IS UNCHANGED IN THIS MESSAGE.
    
    
    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------
    
      * MAGNITUDE      7.0
      * ORIGIN TIME    2153 UTC JAN 3 2017
      * COORDINATES    19.5 SOUTH  176.2 EAST
      * DEPTH          10 KM / 6 MILES
      * LOCATION       SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    
    
    EVALUATION
    ----------
    
      * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.0 OCCURRED
        SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS AT 2153 UTC ON TUESDAY JANUARY 3
        2017.
    
      * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THE TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS
        EARTHQUAKE HAS NOW PASSED.
    
    
    TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
    ---------------------------------
    
      * THERE IS NO LONGER A TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.
    

    "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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