No tsunami threat from Kuril Island earthquake, small waves: PTWC

ECONOMYNEXT – US authorities in Hawaii has said that there is no further threat from an earthquake near Kuril Island off the cost of Russia.

Only small waves are generated, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

The full statement is reproduced below:

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0349 UTC WED MAR 25 2020

..PTWC FINAL TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE…

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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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THE TSUNAMI FORECAST IS UNCHANGED IN THIS MESSAGE.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* MAGNITUDE      7.5
* ORIGIN TIME    0249 UTC MAR 25 2020
* COORDINATES    49.0 NORTH  157.7 EAST
* DEPTH          59 KM / 37 MILES
* LOCATION       EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS

EVALUATION
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* SEA LEVEL READINGS FROM THE NEAREST TWO DEEP-OCEAN DART
GAUGES CONFIRM THAT ONLY VERY SMALL TSUNAMI WAVES WERE
GENERATED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE AND THERE IS NO FURTHER THREAT.

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.5 OCCURRED
EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS AT 0249 UTC ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
2020.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA… THE TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS
EARTHQUAKE HAS NOW PASSED.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST…UPDATED
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* THERE IS NO LONGER A TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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* REMAIN OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION NEAR THE SEA.
OTHERWISE… NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS MAY OCCUR IN SOME COASTAL AREAS
NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND 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
WWW.TSUNAMI.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 WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.