U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska
Tsunami Warning Center
Tsunami Information Statement #1
issued 03/11/2010 at 6:51AM PST
A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT
expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast.
NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.
Based on the earthquake magnitude and historic tsunami records,
a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected
along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts.
At coastal locations which have experienced strong ground shaking,
local tsunamis are possible due to underwater landslides.
At 6:40 AM Pacific Standard Time on March 11, an
preliminary magnitude 7.2
occurred near the coast of central Chile
(Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.)
Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii will issue
for Hawaii and other areas of the Pacific outside California,
Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.
This will be the only statement issued for this event by the
West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center unless conditions
warrant. See the WCATWC
web site for basic tsunami information,
and a tsunami travel time map
(NOTE: Travel time maps and tables indicate forecasted times only, not
that a wave was generated.)
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