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000
WEPA40 PHEB 191439
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1439Z 19 APR 2014

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

... TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION ...

THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND/OR WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.5

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

 GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
 -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
 TAREKUKURE WHARF SB   6.7S 156.4E  1422Z   0.05M /  0.2FT  22MIN

 LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
 LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
 TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
 AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
        IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
        VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
 PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

 SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
 BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR
 THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
 AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
 OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
 THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
 CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
 CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
 ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

 NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS IN THE PACIFIC
 ALTHOUGH SOME OTHER AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.
 THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL AREAS COVERED BY
 THIS CENTER.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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.





000
WEPA40 PHEB 191439
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1439Z 19 APR 2014

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

... TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION ...

THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND/OR WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.5

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

 GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
 -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
 TAREKUKURE WHARF SB   6.7S 156.4E  1422Z   0.05M /  0.2FT  22MIN

 LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
 LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
 TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
 AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
        IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
        VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
 PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

 SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
 BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR
 THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
 AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
 OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
 THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
 CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
 CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
 ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

 NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS IN THE PACIFIC
 ALTHOUGH SOME OTHER AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.
 THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL AREAS COVERED BY
 THIS CENTER.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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.




000
WEPA40 PHEB 191418
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1418Z 19 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 ...

REVISED MAGNITUDE IS NOW 7.5.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.5

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 CONTINUE
 TO 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
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    1347Z 19 APR
                  WOODLARK_ISLAND     9.0S 152.9E    1358Z 19 APR
                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E    1413Z 19 APR
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    1420Z 19 APR
                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E    1445Z 19 APR
                  ULAMONA             5.0S 151.3E    1446Z 19 APR
                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E    1449Z 19 APR
                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E    1510Z 19 APR
                  MANUS_ISLAND        2.0S 147.5E    1527Z 19 APR
                  PORT_MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E    1602Z 19 APR
 SOLOMON ISLANDS  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    1348Z 19 APR
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    1405Z 19 APR
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    1429Z 19 APR
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    1440Z 19 APR
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    1456Z 19 APR
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    1501Z 19 APR
                  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    1502Z 19 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.





000
WEPA40 PHEB 191418
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1418Z 19 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 ...

REVISED MAGNITUDE IS NOW 7.5.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOLOMON ISLANDS
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.5

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 CONTINUE
 TO 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
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    1347Z 19 APR
                  WOODLARK_ISLAND     9.0S 152.9E    1358Z 19 APR
                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E    1413Z 19 APR
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    1420Z 19 APR
                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E    1445Z 19 APR
                  ULAMONA             5.0S 151.3E    1446Z 19 APR
                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E    1449Z 19 APR
                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E    1510Z 19 APR
                  MANUS_ISLAND        2.0S 147.5E    1527Z 19 APR
                  PORT_MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E    1602Z 19 APR
 SOLOMON ISLANDS  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    1348Z 19 APR
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    1405Z 19 APR
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    1429Z 19 APR
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    1440Z 19 APR
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    1456Z 19 APR
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    1501Z 19 APR
                  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    1502Z 19 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.




000
WEPA40 PHEB 191337
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1337Z 19 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 ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 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
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    1347Z 19 APR
                  WOODLARK_ISLAND     9.0S 152.9E    1358Z 19 APR
                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E    1413Z 19 APR
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    1420Z 19 APR
                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E    1445Z 19 APR
                  ULAMONA             5.0S 151.3E    1446Z 19 APR
                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E    1449Z 19 APR
                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E    1510Z 19 APR
                  MANUS_ISLAND        2.0S 147.5E    1527Z 19 APR
                  PORT_MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E    1602Z 19 APR
 SOLOMON ISLANDS  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    1348Z 19 APR
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    1405Z 19 APR
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    1429Z 19 APR
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    1440Z 19 APR
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    1456Z 19 APR
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    1501Z 19 APR
                  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    1502Z 19 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.





000
WEPA40 PHEB 191337
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1337Z 19 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 ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA / SOLOMON ISLANDS

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 -  1328Z 19 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -   6.7 SOUTH  155.0 EAST
 DEPTH       -   10 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
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    1347Z 19 APR
                  WOODLARK_ISLAND     9.0S 152.9E    1358Z 19 APR
                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E    1413Z 19 APR
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    1420Z 19 APR
                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E    1445Z 19 APR
                  ULAMONA             5.0S 151.3E    1446Z 19 APR
                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E    1449Z 19 APR
                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E    1510Z 19 APR
                  MANUS_ISLAND        2.0S 147.5E    1527Z 19 APR
                  PORT_MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E    1602Z 19 APR
 SOLOMON ISLANDS  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    1348Z 19 APR
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    1405Z 19 APR
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    1429Z 19 APR
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    1440Z 19 APR
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    1456Z 19 APR
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    1501Z 19 APR
                  KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    1502Z 19 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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