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Alaska Has 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake – Some Coastal Areas in Hawaii Could Experience Sea Level Changes

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1109 PM HST FRI JAN 04 2013
earthquake

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 1058 PM HST 04 JAN 2013
   COORDINATES - 55.3 NORTH  134.9 WEST
   LOCATION    - SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
   MAGNITUDE   - 7.7  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 THE WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED A
 REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING AND/OR WATCH AND/OR ADVISORY FOR OTHER
 PARTS OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. BASED ON
 ALL AVAILABLE DATA THERE IS NO DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT TO
 HAWAII.

 HOWEVER... SOME COASTAL AREAS IN HAWAII COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL
 NON-DESTRUCTIVE SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR UNUSUAL CURRENTS
 LASTING UP TO SEVERAL HOURS. THE ESTIMATED TIME SUCH EFFECTS
 MIGHT BEGIN IS

                     0428 AM HST SAT 05 JAN 2013THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.