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Flash Update #8 - TSUNAMI WARNING REISSUED FOR PANAMA

EarthquakesBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The National Weather Service, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center just issued their Tsunami Bulletin Number 009 at 1446Z (9:46 am local). There's basically nothing new in this bulletin, it just reiterates what they have been saying all morning.
  • TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 009
  • PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
  • ISSUED AT 1446Z 27 FEB 2010 (9:46 am local Panama)

  • THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

  • ... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

  • A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

  • CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI / KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI / AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU / HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. / NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES / CHINESE TAIPEI

  • THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

  • AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
  • ORIGIN TIME - 0634Z 27 FEB 2010
  • COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH 72.6 WEST
  • DEPTH - 55 KM
  • LOCATION - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
  • MAGNITUDE - 8.8

  • EVALUATION - SEA LEVEL READINGS CONFIRM THAT A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH COULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS THREAT. THIS CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

  • A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY ALONG A COAST DUE TO LOCAL EFFECTS. THE TIME FROM ONE TSUNAMI WAVE TO THE NEXT CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO AN HOUR, AND THE THREAT CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AS MULTIPLE WAVES ARRIVE.

  • FOR ALL AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

  • BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

  • THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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who else did care in Panama?
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, February 28 2010 @ 09:18 PM UTC

Thank you DON for your Tsunami updates. I own a sailboat anchored in La Playita and 90% of my "neighbors" did sail away from shore until the end of the alert.
Nevertheless, the traffic to Taboga and the small craft activity was just the same than usual: it seems the SINAPROC didn't warn the authorities or no-one did care.
Fortunately it was just an alert and nothing came to bother the peaceful Amador cause way. Note that the warning was at 09:55 am and the low tide at 09:00 am and it was a 14 feet one!! It would have been pretty dry there in case a big wave arriving!