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Tsunami Information

The PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) is the official source for tsunami information in the United States for the Pacific Ocean Basin.

Read about the Pacific Ocean Basin messages

Below you will find a list of tsunami messages from the PTWC for the Pacific Ocean Basin from the last 6 hours.

  • Tsunami Information Bulletin
    
    000
    WEPA42 PHEB 170623
    TIBPAC
    
    TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
    PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
    ISSUED AT 0623Z 17 SEP 2014
    
    THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
    OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
    WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
    
    ... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...
    
    THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
    
    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 -  0615Z 17 SEP 2014
     COORDINATES -  13.7 NORTH  144.5 EAST
     DEPTH       -  172 KM
     LOCATION    -  MARIANA ISLANDS
     MAGNITUDE   -  7.1
    
    EVALUATION
    
     A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BECAUSE THIS EARTHQUAKE
     IS LOCATED TOO DEEP INSIDE THE EARTH.
    
    THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
    
    THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES
    FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH
    CHINA SEA REGION.  IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE
    MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
    
    THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
    FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
    
    
    ]]>

Earthquake Information

The USGS (United States Geological Survey) is the official source for earthquake information in the United States.

Visit the USGS to see the latest earthquakes in the world for the past 7 days.

Below you will find a list of earthquake information from the USGS for the South Pacific from the last 6 hours.

  • No earthquakes reported by the USGS greater than 4.5 magnitude in the last 6 hours south of the earthquake between 160W and 160E.