Tuesday, January 23, 2018

USGS: 7.9M Quake S.E. Of Kodiak Alaska - Tsunami Warnings & Watches

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Tsunami warnings and watches are in effect for part of the US. & Canadian West Coast, along with islands in the Pacific, after a 7.9M quake struck along a fault line south of Alaska in the Pacific Ocean.

Details to follow:

BULLETIN
Public Tsunami Message Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
1235 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT...


...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT...


Tsunami Warning in Effect for;

 * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer
   west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and
   northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida
   Gwaii

 * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The
   BC/Alaska Border  to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE
   of Yakutat)

 * SOUTH ALASKA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from
   Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) to Unimak
   Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska)

 * ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of
   Unalaska) to Attu, Alaska including the Pribilof Islands


Tsunami Watch in Effect for;

 * CALIFORNIA, The coast from The Cal./Mexico Border  to The
   Oregon/Cal. Border  including San Francisco Bay

 * OREGON, The coast from The Oregon/Cal. Border  to The
   Oregon/Wash. Border  including the Columbia River estuary
   coast

 * WASHINGTON, Outer coast from the Oregon/Washington border
   to Slip Point, Columbia River estuary coast, and the Juan
   de Fuca Strait coast


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
 * The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
   assessment and changes may occur.

 * Magnitude      8.0
 * Origin Time    0032 AKST Jan 23 2018
                  0132  PST Jan 23 2018
                  0932  UTC Jan 23 2018
 * Coordinates    56.0 North 149.2 West
 * Depth          12 miles
 * Location       175 miles SE of Kodiak City, Alaska
                  365 miles S of Anchorage, Alaska


FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-----------------------------
 * Tsunami activity is forecasted to start at the following
   locations at the specified times.

                 FORECAST
                 START
SITE             OF TSUNAMI
----             ----------

 * Alaska
Kodiak           0145 AKST Jan 23
Seward           0155 AKST Jan 23
Elfin Cove       0155 AKST Jan 23
Sitka            0200 AKST Jan 23
Yakutat          0205 AKST Jan 23
Valdez           0215 AKST Jan 23
Sand Point       0220 AKST Jan 23
Cordova          0225 AKST Jan 23
Unalaska         0240 AKST Jan 23
Homer            0255 AKST Jan 23
Craig            0300 AKST Jan 23
Cold Bay         0300 AKST Jan 23
Adak             0305 AKST Jan 23
Shemya           0350 AKST Jan 23
Saint Paul       0400 AKST Jan 23

 * British Columbia
Langara          0210 AKST Jan 23
Tofino           0340 AKST Jan 23

 * Washington
Neah Bay         0455  PST Jan 23
Long Beach       0500  PST Jan 23
Moclips          0500  PST Jan 23
Westport         0510  PST Jan 23
Port Angeles     0530  PST Jan 23
Port Townsend    0555  PST Jan 23

 * Oregon
Port Orford      0505  PST Jan 23
Charleston       0510  PST Jan 23
Seaside          0510  PST Jan 23
Newport          0515  PST Jan 23
Brookings        0515  PST Jan 23

 * California
Crescent City    0520  PST Jan 23
Horse Mountain   0525  PST Jan 23
Fort Bragg       0525  PST Jan 23
Monterey         0555  PST Jan 23
San Francisco    0620  PST Jan 23
Port San Luis    0620  PST Jan 23
Santa Barbara    0635  PST Jan 23
Los Angeles Harb 0650  PST Jan 23
Newport Beach    0700  PST Jan 23
La Jolla         0705  PST Jan 23
Oceanside        0705  PST Jan 23

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