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Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU

 
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Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
Magnitude 6.9 (Preliminary magnitude update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time

* Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 10:03:46 UTC
* Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 09:03:46 PM at epicenter

Location 19.150°S, 168.370°E
Depth 61 km (37.9 miles) set by location program
Region VANUATU
Distances

* 103 km (64 miles) WNW (294°) from Isangel, Vanuatu
* 156 km (97 miles) S (177°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
* 268 km (167 miles) N (11°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
* 1821 km (1132 miles) ENE (63°) from Brisbane, Australia

[link to earthquake.usgs.gov]

Last Edited by Plumas on 01/09/2011 05:18 AM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1013Z 09 JAN 2011

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

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

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 - 1004Z 09 JAN 2011
COORDINATES - 19.1 SOUTH 168.4 EAST
DEPTH - 61 KM
LOCATION - VANUATU ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 6.9

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR
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01/09/2011 05:21 AM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
We need a GLP calendar for all of the 7 + eqs these days.
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01/09/2011 05:22 AM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
PIN!!!
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01/09/2011 05:51 AM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
bump because this thread was first!!!!
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01/09/2011 12:39 PM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
Another 6+
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01/09/2011 12:41 PM
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Re: Magnitude 6.9 - VANUATU
USBS downgraded to 6.4 once again





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