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NWS-WCATWC Tsunami Information Statement

Nws-wcatwc tsunami information statement

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Public tsunami information statement number 2

Nws west coast/alaska tsunami warning center palmer ak

625 pm pst tue feb 5 2013

...this is a tsunami information statement for alaska/ british

   columbia/ washington/ oregon and california...

Evaluation

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 * a tsunami has been generated that could potentially impact

   the areas listed above.

 * the west coast/alaska tsunami warning center is investigating

   the event to determine the level of danger.

 * more information will be issued as it becomes available.

 * this earthquake has the potential to generate a desctructive

   tsunami in the source region.

Preliminary earthquake parameters

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 * magnitude      8.0

 * origin time    1613 akst feb 05 2013

                  1713  pst feb 05 2013

                  0113  utc feb 06 2013

 * coordinates    10.9 south 165.1 east

 * depth          21 miles

 * location       santa cruz islands             

Observations of tsunami activity - updated

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                                  time             observed max

 site                         of measurement       tsunami height

 ---------------------------- ---------------      --------------

 lata wharf  solomon isl      0131 utc  02-06        03.4ft

 height - observed max tsunami height is the water level above the

          tide level at the time of measurement.

Next update and additional information

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 * messages will be issued hourly to keep you informed of the

   progress of this event.

 * refer to the internet site wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov for

   additional information.

 * pacific coastal regions outside california... Oregon...

   washington... British columbia and alaska should refer to the

   pacific tsunami warning center messages at ptwc.weather.gov.

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