TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER-015: 257 AM HST WED APR 02 2014

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TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER  15
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
257 AM HST WED APR 02 2014

TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – TSUNAMI ADVISORY SUPPLEMENT

*** CORRECTION – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVALUATION LANGUAGE IN    ***
*** MESSAGES 13 AND 14 SHOULD READ AS THE FOLLOWING:            ***

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO
STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER…SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND
STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD
TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT
BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS.  THE THREAT MAY CONTINUE FOR
SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 0147 PM HST 01 APR 2014
COORDINATES – 19.8 SOUTH   70.8 WEST
LOCATION    – OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
MAGNITUDE   – 8.2  MOMENT

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
——————-  —– ——  —–  —————  —–
PAPOSO CL            25.0S  70.5W  0136Z   0.30M /  1.0FT  18MIN
CHANARAL CL          26.4S  70.6W  0825Z   0.40M /  1.3FT  28MIN
CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0806Z   0.21M /  0.7FT  16MIN
COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0454Z   0.25M /  0.8FT  34MIN
BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W  0706Z   0.09M /  0.3FT  10MIN
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS   0.7S  90.3W  0540Z   0.48M /  1.6FT  22MIN
LA LIBERTAD EC        2.2S  80.9W  1037Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  14MIN
ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1021Z   0.13M /  0.4FT  30MIN
HIVA OA MARQUESAS     9.8S 139.0W  1140Z   0.52M /  1.7FT  08MIN
QUEULE CL            39.4S  73.2W  0626Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  12MIN
EASTER CL            27.2S 109.5W  0543Z   0.09M /  0.3FT  20MIN
LAZARO CARDENAS MX   17.9N 102.2W  1003Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  14MIN
SALINA CRUZ MX       16.2N  95.2W  0845Z   0.14M /  0.5FT  22MIN
CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0342Z   0.06M /  0.2FT  38MIN
TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0533Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  86MIN
CONSTITUCION CL      35.4S  72.5W  0521Z   0.30M /  1.0FT  76MIN
JUAN FERNANDEZ       33.6S  78.8W  0220Z   0.19M /  0.6FT  08MIN
SAN ANTONIO CL       33.6S  71.6W  0241Z   0.10M /  0.3FT  66MIN
VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0405Z   0.19M /  0.6FT  10MIN
SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0137Z   0.68M /  2.2FT  06MIN
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W  0158Z   0.12M /  0.4FT  38MIN
ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  0116Z   1.83M /  6.0FT  18MIN
MATARANI PE          17.0S  72.1W  0127Z   0.58M /  1.9FT  08MIN
PISAGUA CL           19.6S  70.2W  0055Z   2.01M /  6.6FT  12MIN
MEJILLONES CL        23.1S  70.5W  0103Z   0.86M /  2.8FT  34MIN
TOCOPILLA CL         22.1S  70.2W  0109Z   0.42M /  1.4FT  10MIN
DART 32402           26.7S  74.0W  0044Z   0.05M /  0.2FT  44MIN
ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.7S  70.4W  0034Z   0.25M /  0.8FT  18MIN
PATACHE CL           20.8S  70.2W  0015Z   1.51M /  5.0FT  10MIN
IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0005Z   2.11M /  6.9FT  12MIN

LAT  – LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON  – LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME – TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL – TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS …NOT… CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER  – PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

NOTE – DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY
ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL
MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO
STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER…SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND
STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD
TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT
BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS.  THE THREAT MAY CONTINUE FOR
SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS

0324 AM HST WED 02 APR 2014

FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS
WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

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