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Alerta de tsunami tras terremoto de 7,3° en el Pacifico

Un sismo de magnitud 7,3 en el Pacífico ha provocado una alerta de tsunami para Indonesia, Filipinas, las islas Salomón, Papúa Nueva Guinea y Japón.

Un sismo de magnitud 7,3 ha sido registrado a las 02:31 (GMT) a 144 kilómetros al noroeste de la isla de Kota Ternate (Indonesia), informa el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés).

El hipocentro del temblor se detectó a una profundidad de 10 kilómetros.


La alerta de tsunami ha sido emitida para un radio de 300 kilómetros alrededor del epicentro del sismo, informa el Centro de Alerta de Tsunamis en el Pacífico.





000
WEPA40 PHEB 150242
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0242 UTC SAT NOV 15 2014

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS
MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
INFORMATION.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 7.3
* ORIGIN TIME 0232 UTC NOV 15 2014
* COORDINATES 1.9 NORTH 126.7 EAST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION HALMAHERA INDONESIA


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED IN
HALMAHERA, INDONESIA AT 0232 UTC ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 2014.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
---------------------------------

* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

INDONESIA
.



RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

* GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN EVALUATION...
PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

* PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

* ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
FOR PLACES WITH AN ETA WITHIN THE NEXT SIX HOURS. 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
WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC)
------------------------------------------------------------
TABUKAN TENGAH INDONESIA 3.6N 125.6E 0304 11/15
BEREBERE INDONESIA 2.5N 128.7E 0309 11/15
GEME INDONESIA 4.6N 126.8E 0315 11/15
DAVAO PHILIPPINES 6.8N 125.7E 0334 11/15
PATANI INDONESIA 0.4N 128.8E 0339 11/15
SORONG INDONESIA 0.8S 131.1E 0358 11/15
MANOKWARI INDONESIA 0.8S 134.2E 0405 11/15
WARSA INDONESIA 0.6S 135.8E 0417 11/15
MALAKAL PALAU 7.3N 134.5E 0431 11/15
LEGASPI PHILIPPINES 13.2N 123.8E 0433 11/15
YAP ISLAND YAP 9.5N 138.1E 0441 11/15
PALANAN PHILIPPINES 17.1N 122.6E 0449 11/15
JAYAPURA INDONESIA 2.4S 140.8E 0503 11/15
VANIMO PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.6S 141.3E 0510 11/15
TAITUNG TAIWAN 22.7N 121.2E 0541 11/15
GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0542 11/15
WEWAK PAPUA NEW GUINEA 3.5S 143.6E 0543 11/15
HUALIEN TAIWAN 24.0N 121.7E 0547 11/15
SAIPAN NORTHERN MARIANA 15.3N 145.8E 0601 11/15
CHILUNG TAIWAN 25.2N 121.8E 0619 11/15
MANUS ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.0S 147.5E 0620 11/15
MADANG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.2S 145.8E 0634 11/15
OKINAWA JAPAN 26.2N 127.8E 0645 11/15
KAVIENG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.5S 150.7E 0652 11/15
CHICHI JIMA JAPAN 27.0N 142.3E 0653 11/15
CHUUK ISLAND CHUUK 7.4N 151.8E 0705 11/15
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 0710 11/15
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 0719 11/15
ULAMONA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.0S 151.3E 0720 11/15
LAE PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.8S 147.0E 0722 11/15
MINAMITORISHIMA JAPAN 24.3N 154.0E 0724 11/15
RABAUL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 4.2S 152.3E 0725 11/15
POHNPEI ISLAND POHNPEI 7.0N 158.2E 0726 11/15
HACHIJO JIMA JAPAN 33.1N 139.8E 0732 11/15
KIETA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.1S 155.6E 0743 11/15
WOODLARK ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.0S 152.9E 0745 11/15
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 0746 11/15
AMUN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.0S 154.7E 0746 11/15
FALAMAE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.4S 155.6E 0753 11/15
PANGGOE SOLOMON ISLANDS 6.9S 157.2E 0757 11/15
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 0804 11/15
KOSRAE ISLAND KOSRAE 5.5N 163.0E 0804 11/15
NAGASAKI JAPAN 32.7N 129.7E 0809 11/15
WAKE ISLAND WAKE ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0821 11/15
MUNDA SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.4S 157.2E 0824 11/15
GHATERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.8S 159.2E 0829 11/15
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 0835 11/15


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST FOR
MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

* IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
OF THE SHORELINE.

* IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

* PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE
CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.
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