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Old 08-10-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 2124Z 10 AUG 2009

THIS BULLETIN FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS BULLETIN #2:

NO TSUNAMI HAS YET BEEN OBSERVED

... A REGIONAL TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

INDIA / MYANMAR / INDONESIA / THAILAND / BANGLADESH

FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION...THIS MESSAGE 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 - 1956Z 10 AUG 2009

COORDINATES - 14.1 NORTH 93.0 EAST

LOCATION - ANDAMAN ISLANDS INDIA REGION

MAGNITUDE - 7.7

EVALUATION

EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A

DESTRUCTIVE LOCAL TSUNAMI AND SOMETIMES A DESTRUCTIVE REGIONAL

TSUNAMI ALONG COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A THOUSAND

KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AREAS FURTHER FROM THE

EPICENTER COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR

UNUSUAL COASTAL CURRENTS.

HOWEVER - IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS

WATCH IS BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AUTHORITIES IN

THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS

POSSIBILITY. THE WATCH WILL NOT EXPAND TO OTHER AREAS OF THE

INDIAN OCEAN 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

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

INDIA NORTH ANDAMAN 13.3N 92.6E 2021Z 10 AUG

LITTLE ANDAMAN 10.7N 92.3E 2053Z 10 AUG

PORT BLAIR 11.9N 92.7E 2121Z 10 AUG

GREAT NICOBAR 7.1N 93.6E 2136Z 10 AUG

KAKINADA 17.2N 82.7E 2205Z 10 AUG

BALESHWAR 21.6N 87.3E 2231Z 10 AUG

MYANMAR PYINKAYAING 15.9N 94.3E 2047Z 10 AUG

CHEDUBA ISLAND 18.9N 93.4E 2100Z 10 AUG

SITTWE 20.0N 92.9E 2135Z 10 AUG

MERGUI 12.8N 98.4E 2243Z 10 AUG

YANGON 16.5N 96.4E 2321Z 10 AUG

INDONESIA BANDA ACEH 5.5N 95.1E 2204Z 10 AUG

THAILAND PHUKET 8.0N 98.2E 2244Z 10 AUG

KO PHRA THONG 9.1N 98.2E 2257Z 10 AUG

KO TARUTAO 6.6N 99.6E 0012Z 11 AUG

BANGLADESH CHITTAGONG 22.7N 91.2E 2340Z 10 AUG

ADDITIONAL BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI

WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT AS MORE INFORMATION

BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE

MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 004

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 2211Z 10 AUG 2009

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... THE TSUNAMI WATCH IS CANCELLED ...



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 - 1956Z 10 AUG 2009

COORDINATES - 14.1 NORTH 93.0 EAST

LOCATION - ANDAMAN ISLANDS INDIA REGION

MAGNITUDE - 7.7



EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE THAT A SIGNIFICANT TSUNAMI WAS NOT

GENERATED. THEREFORE THE TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED BY THIS CENTER

IS NOW CANCELLED.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI

WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE

MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
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