October 16th, 2006

Eyes

THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH

Message 0091 at 2006-10-16 18:44:23 PDT

Subject: THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
Handling Level: FLASH
Region: Statewide Notices
From: NWS_WCA (Weather Service)

FROM    - WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION
BULLETIN NUMBER 1
ISSUED 10/17/2006 AT 0141 UTC

...THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
   COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA ONLY...

NO - REPEAT NO - WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE STATES
AND PROVINCES LISTED ABOVE.

EVALUATION
BASED ON MAGNITUDE AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION THE EARTHQUAKE
WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI DAMAGING TO CALIFORNIA/
OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA. IN COASTAL AREAS
OF INTENSE SHAKING LOCALLY GENERATED TSUNAMIS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY
UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
MAGNITUDE - 6.9
TIME      - 1725 ADT OCT 16 2006
             1825 PDT OCT 16 2006
             0125 UTC OCT 17 2006
LOCATION  - 5.9 SOUTH 151.0 EAST
           - NEW BRITAIN REGION P.N.G.     
DEPTH     - 31 MILES

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE MESSAGES
FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT BY THE
WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER UNLESS ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.
$$

Eyes

THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH

Message 0090 at 2006-10-16 18:42:52 PDT

Subject: THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
Handling Level: FLASH
Region: Statewide Notices
From: NWS_WCA (Weather Service)

FROM    - WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION
BULLETIN NUMBER 1
ISSUED 10/17/2006 AT 0141 UTC

...THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
   COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA ONLY...

NO - REPEAT NO - WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE STATES
AND PROVINCES LISTED ABOVE.

EVALUATION
BASED ON MAGNITUDE AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION THE EARTHQUAKE
WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI DAMAGING TO CALIFORNIA/
OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA. IN COASTAL AREAS
OF INTENSE SHAKING LOCALLY GENERATED TSUNAMIS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY
UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
MAGNITUDE - 6.9
TIME      - 1725 ADT OCT 16 2006
             1825 PDT OCT 16 2006
             0125 UTC OCT 17 2006
LOCATION  - 5.9 SOUTH 151.0 EAST
           - NEW BRITAIN REGION P.N.G.     
DEPTH     - 31 MILES

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE MESSAGES
FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT BY THE
WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER UNLESS ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.
$$