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02 April, 2007

Tsunami Warning - Solomon Islands / Papua New Guinea

Tsunami bulletin number 001 issued at 2055, 01 apr 2007

This bulletin is for all areas of the pacific basin except Alaska - british columbia - washington - oregon - california. A tsunami warning is in effect for solomon is. / papua new guinea for all other pacific areas, this message is an advisory only.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters:


origin time - 2040z 01 apr 2007
coordinates - 8.6 south 157.2 east
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 thie 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. Actual arrival times may differ and the initial wave may not be the largest. The time between successive tsunami waves can be five minutes to one hour.

Location coordinates arrival time
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
solomon is. Munda 8.4s 157.2e 2039z 01 apr
falamae 7.4s 155.6e 2059z 01 apr
panggoe 7.0s 157.5e 2108z 01 apr
ghatere 7.5s 159.0e 2117z 01 apr
honiara 9.0s 160.0e 2120z 01 apr
auki 8.8s 160.6e 2130z 01 apr
kirakira 10.0s 162.0e 2136z 01 apr
papua new guine amun 6.0s 154.7e 2116z 01 apr
kieta 6.1s 155.6e 2123z 01 apr
rabaul 4.2s 152.3e 2145z 01 apr
lae 6.8s 147.0e 2214z 01 apr
kavieng 2.5s 150.7e 2216z 01 apr
madang 5.2s 145.8e 2241z 01 apr
manus is. 2.0s 147.5e 2250z 01 apr
port moresby 9.3s 146.9e 2252z 01 apr
wewak 3.5s 144.0e 2319z 01 apr
vanimo 2.6s 141.3e 2346z 01 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.

Source: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS


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