19 martie 2009

Cutremur de 7.7-7.9 Richter si alerta de tsunami in Tonga



Sper ca Feletti, Ma'ata, copiii si micutza lor insula n-au patit si nu vor pati nimic.
Pe NOOA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center nu e clar ce se va intampla in Tonga, se zice doar ca in Hawaii nu se va simti nimic.

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
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 175.2W 1845Z 19 MAR
NIUE NIUE IS. 19.0S 170.0W 1904Z 19 MAR
KERMADEC IS RAOUL IS. 29.2S 177.9W 1912Z 19 MAR
AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO PAGO 14.3S 170.7W 1925Z 19 MAR
SAMOA APIA 13.8S 171.8W 1934Z 19 MAR
WALLIS-FUTUNA WALLIS IS. 13.2S 176.2W 1947Z 19 MAR
FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 2003Z 19 MAR

UPDATE:

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.

UPDATE LA UPDATE:

Brad we are great and well nothing happen

Thanks for the concern

It’s me Tapu here in the island everyone is well no one is hurt just talked with feletti and them this morning by the phone in town

We missed you alot Brad

Tapu

3 pareri:

bogdan b spunea...

vai Doamne ce vacanta de vis....

mo spunea...

yaaaay! sunt intregi si ei si motanoiu' urias! :)

mo spunea...

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