4/12/2014 — 8.3M (7.7M revised) earthquake strikes the West Pacific — Tsunami Warnings Canceled

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An 8.3M earthquake (revised to 7.7M) has occurred in the West Pacific.

8.3 papua new guinea april 12 2014

April 12, 2014 — An 8.3M (7.7M revised) struck the Soloman Islands, generating a tsunami wave warning for multiple West Pacific countries.

 

This event was forecast 9 hours prior.

 

The movement in the West Pacific was getting to be excessive, as seen in this graphic below, I posted to my viewers (NINE HOURS PRIOR TO THIS EARTHQUAKE).  Also, posted a warning for the area directly surrounding the Soloman Islands.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=715383465180747&set=a.363126717073092.106418.296574443728320&type=1&stream_ref=10

quote:

Past 7 days of 4.0M and greater in the West Pacific and Asia.

Obvious major unrest occurring. Silent area = Indonesia into the Philippines. Everywhere else in the region has moved on at least a 4.0M level.

Literally EVERYWHERE else in the region. Meaning thousands of square miles of area has been displaced on a 4.0M+ level. A huge amount of movement if you take the size of the area into account.

The silent area, the area which hasn’t moved in conjunction with the adjacent areas, watch it. Also, watch New Zealand, awfully quite south of Vanuata / Fiji.

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west pacific april 12 2014

Graphic warning put out 9 hours prior to the Soloman Island earthquake, warning the West Pacific.. Vanuatu to Papua New Guinea under the warning area.

 

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The event was revised DOWN to a 7.7M earthquake at 18.2 miles deep.  Tsunami warnings still issued for the region.

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stats 8.3M

stats 7.7m

 

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Tsunami warnings have now been canceled  :

http://ptwc.weather.gov/

000
WEPA40 PHEB 122035
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2035Z 12 APR 2014

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

THE MAGNITUDE HAS BEEN REVISED FROM 8.3 DOWN TO 7.8 IN THIS
MESSAGE AND THE WARNING AREA HAS BEEN REDUCED.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  2015Z 12 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -  11.3 SOUTH  162.3 EAST
 DEPTH       -   33 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.8

EVALUATION

 IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED.  THIS WARNING IS
 BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
 SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
 STRIKE COASTLINES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES
 TO HOURS. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE
 ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL MONITOR
 SEA LEVEL GAUGES NEAREST THE REGION AND REPORT IF ANY TSUNAMI
 WAVE ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED. THE WARNING WILL NOT EXPAND TO OTHER
 AREAS OF THE PACIFIC UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED TO
 WARRANT SUCH AN EXPANSION.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS 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
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

 LOCATION         FORECAST POINT     COORDINATES     ARRIVAL TIME
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 SOLOMON ISLANDS  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    2034Z 12 APR
                  SANTA_CRUZ_ISLA    10.9S 165.9E    2050Z 12 APR
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    2058Z 12 APR
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    2104Z 12 APR
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    2115Z 12 APR
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    2117Z 12 APR
                  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    2135Z 12 APR
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    2135Z 12 APR
 VANUATU          ESPERITU_SANTO     15.1S 167.3E    2118Z 12 APR
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  WOODLARK_ISLAND     9.0S 152.9E    2148Z 12 APR
                  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    2148Z 12 APR
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    2154Z 12 APR

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES
FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH
CHINA SEA REGION.  IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

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