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TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
2354 UTC SUN MAR 29 2015

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...
**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND
IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.
NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ALERT
FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED INFORMATION.

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE 7.6
* ORIGIN TIME 2349 UTC MAR 29 2015
* COORDINATES 4.7 SOUTH 152.7 EAST
* DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
* LOCATION NEW IRELAND REGION PAPUA NEW GUINEA

EVALUATION
----------
* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.6 OCCURRED IN
THE NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AT 2349 UTC ON SUNDAY
MARCH 29 2015.

* BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 1000 KM
OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
---------------------------------

* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN 1000 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF PAPUA
NEW GUINEA AND SOLOMON ISLANDS

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

* GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL POPULATIONS
AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN EVALUATION...

PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

* PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND LOCAL
AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

* ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
FOR PLACES WITH AN ETA WITHIN THE NEXT SIX HOURS. 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 WAVES CAN BE
FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

          LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC)
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RABAUL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 4.2S 152.3E 2359 03/29
AMUN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.0S 154.7E 0023 03/30
FALAMAE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.4S 155.6E 0028 03/30
WOODLARK ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.0S 152.9E 0031 03/30
ULAMONA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.0S 151.3E 0034 03/30
KIETA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.1S 155.6E 0040 03/30
KAVIENG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.5S 150.7E 0053 03/30
PANGGOE SOLOMON ISLANDS 6.9S 157.2E 0054 03/30
LAE PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.8S 147.0E 0054 03/30
MUNDA SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.4S 157.2E 0059 03/30
MANUS ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.0S 147.5E 0118 03/30
GHATERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.8S 159.2E 0126 03/30
MADANG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.2S 145.8E 0127 03/30
HONIARA SOLOMON ISLANDS 9.3S 160.0E 0129 03/30
KIRAKIRA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.4S 161.9E 0148 03/30
AUKI SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.8S 160.6E 0149 03/30
WEWAK PAPUA NEW GUINEA 3.5S 143.6E 0205 03/30
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 0222 03/30
VANIMO PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.6S 141.3E 0226 03/30
CHUUK ISLAND CHUUK 7.4N 151.8E 0227 03/30
POHNPEI ISLAND POHNPEI 7.0N 158.2E 0227 03/30
JAYAPURA INDONESIA 2.4S 140.8E 0229 03/30
PORT MORESBY PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.3S 146.9E 0236 03/30
ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 0237 03/30
NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 0241 03/30
KOSRAE ISLAND KOSRAE 5.5N 163.0E 0242 03/30
GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0315 03/30
WARSA INDONESIA 0.6S 135.8E 0316 03/30
SAIPAN NORTHERN MARIANA 15.3N 145.8E 0320 03/30
CAIRNS AUSTRALIA 16.7S 145.8E 0325 03/30
ANATOM ISLAND VANUATU 20.2S 169.9E 0328 03/30
YAP ISLAND YAP 9.5N 138.1E 0328 03/30
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 0331 03/30
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 0332 03/30
MANOKWARI INDONESIA 0.8S 134.2E 0335 03/30
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 0344 03/30
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 0347 03/30
FUNAFUTI ISLAND TUVALU 7.9S 178.5E 0402 03/30
SORONG INDONESIA 0.8S 131.1E 0405 03/30
MALAKAL PALAU 7.3N 134.5E 0407 03/30
MINAMITORISHIMA MINAMITORISHIMA 24.3N 154.0E 0417 03/30
WAKE ISLAND WAKE ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0419 03/30
BRISBANE AUSTRALIA 27.2S 153.3E 0421 03/30
BEREBERE INDONESIA 2.5N 128.7E 0425 03/30
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 0426 03/30
PATANI INDONESIA 0.4N 128.8E 0439 03/30
GEME INDONESIA 4.6N 126.8E 0447 03/30
CHICHI JIMA JAPAN 27.0N 142.3E 0454 03/30
FUTUNA ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 14.3S 178.2W 0455 03/30
DAVAO PHILIPPINES 6.8N 125.7E 0458 03/30
HOWLAND ISLAND HOWLAND AND BAKE 0.6N 176.6W 0500 03/30
WALLIS ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 13.3S 176.3W 0503 03/30
TABUKAN TENGAH INDONESIA 3.6N 125.6E 0503 03/30
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 33.9S 151.4E 0503 03/30
SUVA FIJI 18.1S 178.4E 0504 03/30
NUKUNONU ISLAND TOKELAU 9.2S 171.8W 0521 03/30
KANTON ISLAND KIRIBATI 2.8S 171.7W 0525 03/30
RAOUL ISLAND KERMADEC ISLANDS 29.2S 177.9W 0534 03/30
LEGASPI PHILIPPINES 13.2N 123.8E 0534 03/30
APIA SAMOA 13.8S 171.8W 0538 03/30
NORTH CAPE NEW ZEALAND 34.4S 173.3E 0541 03/30
GLADSTONE AUSTRALIA 23.8S 151.4E 0541 03/30
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 0546 03/30
PAGO PAGO AMERICAN SAMOA 14.3S 170.7W 0547 03/30
HACHIJO JIMA JAPAN 33.1N 139.8E 0547 03/30
PALANAN PHILIPPINES 17.1N 122.6E 0548 03/30
NUKUALOFA TONGA 21.0S 175.2W 0553 03/30

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST FOR
MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE. * IMPACTS CAN VARY
SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL
BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION OF THE SHORELINE.

* IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES. * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE
WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE
WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

* THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR... OR SOONER IF
THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV
AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND CNMI
SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES SPECIFICALLY
FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON... BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING
CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
156 PM HST SUN MAR 29 2015

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 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 - 0149 PM HST 29 MAR 2015 COORDINATES - 4.7 SOUTH 152.7 EAST
LOCATION - NEW IRELAND REGION PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAGNITUDE - 7.6 MOMENT

EVALUATION BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI
IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI
THREAT TO HAWAII. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT
UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.