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17 September 2015

[Tsunami Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 25
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
2048 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
MIDWAY 28.2N 177.4W 1740 0.20M/ 0.6FT 16
DART 21415 50.2N 171.8E 1833 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 21414 48.9N 178.3E 1756 0.02M/ 0.1FT 16
SAND POINT AK 55.3N 160.5W 1835 0.12M/ 0.4FT 20
NIKOLSKI AK 52.9N 168.9W 1823 0.19M/ 0.6FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 48.7N 126.8W 1650 0.01M/ 0.0FT 06
NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 1542 0.09M/ 0.3FT 18
NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.14M/ 0.5FT 08
CRESCENT CITY CA 41.7N 124.2W 1602 0.25M/ 0.8FT 20
PORT ORFORD OR 42.7N 124.5W 1606 0.07M/ 0.2FT 18
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 1542 0.05M/ 0.2FT 24
QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1012 0.15M/ 0.5FT 22
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.13M/ 0.4FT 06
MAKAPU'U HI 21.3N 157.7W 1417 0.01M/ 0.0FT 14
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 1526 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 24
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1951 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
MIDWAY 28.2N 177.4W 1740 0.20M/ 0.6FT 16
DART 21415 50.2N 171.8E 1833 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 21414 48.9N 178.3E 1756 0.02M/ 0.1FT 16
SAND POINT AK 55.3N 160.5W 1835 0.12M/ 0.4FT 20
NIKOLSKI AK 52.9N 168.9W 1823 0.19M/ 0.6FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 48.7N 126.8W 1650 0.01M/ 0.0FT 06
NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 1542 0.09M/ 0.3FT 18
NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.14M/ 0.5FT 08
CRESCENT CITY CA 41.7N 124.2W 1602 0.25M/ 0.8FT 20
PORT ORFORD OR 42.7N 124.5W 1606 0.07M/ 0.2FT 18
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 1542 0.05M/ 0.2FT 24
QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1012 0.15M/ 0.5FT 22
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.13M/ 0.4FT 06
MAKAPU'U HI 21.3N 157.7W 1417 0.01M/ 0.0FT 14
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 1526 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 23
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1840 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
OFF VANCOUVER BC 48.7N 126.8W 1650 0.01M/ 0.0FT 06
NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 1542 0.09M/ 0.3FT 18
NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.14M/ 0.5FT 08
CRESCENT CITY CA 41.7N 124.2W 1602 0.25M/ 0.8FT 20
PORT ORFORD OR 42.7N 124.5W 1606 0.07M/ 0.2FT 18
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 1542 0.05M/ 0.2FT 24
QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1012 0.15M/ 0.5FT 22
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.13M/ 0.4FT 06
MAKAPU'U HI 21.3N 157.7W 1417 0.01M/ 0.0FT 14
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 1526 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 22
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1735 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 1542 0.09M/ 0.3FT 18
NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.14M/ 0.5FT 08
CRESCENT CITY CA 41.7N 124.2W 1602 0.25M/ 0.8FT 20
PORT ORFORD OR 42.7N 124.5W 1606 0.07M/ 0.2FT 18
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 1542 0.05M/ 0.2FT 24
QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1012 0.15M/ 0.5FT 22
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.13M/ 0.4FT 06
MAKAPU'U HI 21.3N 157.7W 1417 0.01M/ 0.0FT 14
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 1526 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 21
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1634 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 1539 09/17
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 1556 09/17
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 1620 09/17
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 1542 0.05M/ 0.2FT 24
QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1012 0.15M/ 0.5FT 22
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1602 0.13M/ 0.4FT 06
MAKAPU'U HI 21.3N 157.7W 1417 0.01M/ 0.0FT 14
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 1526 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 20
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1534 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON ISLAND 16.7N 169.5W 1437 09/17
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 1454 09/17
ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 1515 09/17
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 1539 09/17
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 1556 09/17
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 1620 09/17
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
DART 51407 19.6N 156.6W 1348 0.02M/ 0.1FT 20
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1426 0.27M/ 0.9FT 16
OFF VANCOUVER BC 47.8N 127.8W 1434 0.00M/ 0.0FT 14
DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 1354 0.01M/ 0.0FT 22
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1500 0.20M/ 0.7FT 20
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1432 0.12M/ 0.4FT 16
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 19
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1518 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
HOWLAND ISLAND HOWLAND AND BAKE 0.6N 176.6W 1426 09/17
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON ISLAND 16.7N 169.5W 1437 09/17
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 1454 09/17
ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 1515 09/17
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 1539 09/17
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 1556 09/17
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 1620 09/17
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1432 0.06M/ 0.2FT 14
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1435 0.66M/ 2.2FT 18
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1419 0.16M/ 0.5FT 18
NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1432 0.12M/ 0.4FT 16
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1418 0.67M/ 2.2FT 20
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1346 0.22M/ 0.7FT 06
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1230 0.15M/ 0.5FT 16
KALAUPAPA HI 21.2N 157.0W 1406 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1406 0.93M/ 3.0FT 18
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 18
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1416 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
FUTUNA ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 14.3S 178.2W 1323 09/17
PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA ISLAND 5.9N 162.1W 1325 09/17
AUCKLAND EAST NEW ZEALAND 36.7S 175.0E 1338 09/17
SUVA FIJI 18.1S 178.4E 1339 09/17
KANTON ISLAND KIRIBATI 2.8S 171.7W 1342 09/17
ANATOM ISLAND VANUATU 20.2S 169.9E 1414 09/17
HOWLAND ISLAND HOWLAND AND BAKE 0.6N 176.6W 1426 09/17
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON ISLAND 16.7N 169.5W 1437 09/17
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 1454 09/17
ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 1515 09/17
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 1539 09/17
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 1556 09/17
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 1620 09/17
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 1402 0.99M/ 3.2FT 16
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1353 0.42M/ 1.4FT 22
HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 1347 0.70M/ 2.3FT 16
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1321 0.08M/ 0.3FT 16
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 1301 0.09M/ 0.3FT 42
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1253 0.02M/ 0.1FT 14
DART 46411 39.3N 127.0W 1303 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1254 0.22M/ 0.7FT 18
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1211 0.04M/ 0.1FT 16
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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 Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 17
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1313 UTC THU SEP 17 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.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE


EVALUATION
----------

* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.3 OCCURRED
NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE AT 2254 UTC ON WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 2015.

* TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------

* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

CHILE.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

FRENCH POLYNESIA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


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 WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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)
------------------------------------------------------------
GISBORNE NEW ZEALAND 38.7S 178.0E 1215 09/17
NUKUALOFA TONGA 21.0S 175.2W 1219 09/17
PUKAPUKA ISLAND COOK ISLANDS 10.8S 165.9W 1220 09/17
EAST CAPE NEW ZEALAND 37.7S 178.5E 1221 09/17
WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND 41.3S 174.8E 1225 09/17
PAGO PAGO AMERICAN SAMOA 14.3S 170.7W 1226 09/17
CHRISTMAS ISLAN KIRIBATI 2.0N 157.5W 1231 09/17
APIA SAMOA 13.8S 171.8W 1240 09/17
NORTH CAPE NEW ZEALAND 34.4S 173.3E 1247 09/17
NAPIER NEW ZEALAND 39.5S 176.9E 1257 09/17
WALLIS ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 13.3S 176.3W 1300 09/17
NUKUNONU ISLAND TOKELAU 9.2S 171.8W 1302 09/17
FUTUNA ISLAND WALLIS AND FUTUN 14.3S 178.2W 1323 09/17
PALMYRA ISLAND PALMYRA ISLAND 5.9N 162.1W 1325 09/17
AUCKLAND EAST NEW ZEALAND 36.7S 175.0E 1338 09/17
SUVA FIJI 18.1S 178.4E 1339 09/17
KANTON ISLAND KIRIBATI 2.8S 171.7W 1342 09/17
ANATOM ISLAND VANUATU 20.2S 169.9E 1414 09/17
HOWLAND ISLAND HOWLAND AND BAKE 0.6N 176.6W 1426 09/17
JOHNSTON ISLAND JOHNSTON ISLAND 16.7N 169.5W 1437 09/17
NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA 22.3S 166.5E 1454 09/17
ESPERITU SANTO VANUATU 15.1S 167.3E 1515 09/17
SANTA CRUZ ISLA SOLOMON ISLANDS 10.9S 165.9E 1539 09/17
TARAWA ISLAND KIRIBATI 1.5N 173.0E 1556 09/17
MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS 7.1N 171.4E 1620 09/17
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 1647 09/17
ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 1748 09/17
UST KAMCHATSK RUSSIA 56.1N 162.6E 1850 09/17
PETROPAVLOVSK RUSSIA 53.2N 159.6E 1922 09/17
URUP ISLAND RUSSIA 46.1N 150.5E 1944 09/17
KUSHIRO JAPAN 42.9N 144.3E 2028 09/17
KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 2059 09/17
HACHINOHE JAPAN 40.5N 141.5E 2108 09/17
SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 2214 09/17
NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 2217 09/17


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.


TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------

* THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.

GAUGE TIME OF MAXIMUM WAVE
COORDINATES MEASURE TSUNAMI PERIOD
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON (UTC) HEIGHT (MIN)
-------------------------------------------------------------
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1254 0.22M/ 0.7FT 18
PORT SAN LUIS CA 35.2N 120.8W 1245 0.08M/ 0.2FT 16
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 1243 0.15M/ 0.5FT 32
OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 1209 0.35M/ 1.2FT 14
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1224 0.05M/ 0.2FT 10
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1211 0.04M/ 0.1FT 16
DART 51426 23.3S 168.3W 1139 0.01M/ 0.0FT 16
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1113 0.14M/ 0.5FT 16
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 0253 1.28M/ 4.2FT 98
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1133 1.37M/ 4.5FT 14
PURETO ANGEL MX 15.7N 96.5W 1049 0.37M/ 1.2FT 04
HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 1101 0.09M/ 0.3FT 14
SALINA CRUZ MX 16.2N 95.2W 1017 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0930 0.34M/ 1.1FT 16
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 0740 0.52M/ 1.7FT 34
CHIAPAS MX 14.7N 92.4W 0905 0.19M/ 0.6FT 26
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 0908 0.33M/ 1.1FT 14
HUATULCO MX 15.8N 96.1W 0809 0.18M/ 0.6FT 08
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0728 1.14M/ 3.7FT 18
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0044 1.78M/ 5.8FT 40
MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 0653 0.22M/ 0.7FT 20
JUAN FERNANDEZ 33.6S 78.8W 0038 1.21M/ 4.0FT 08
SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 0643 0.56M/ 1.8FT 12
DART 43413 10.8N 100.1W 0639 0.02M/ 0.1FT 40
DART 32411 5.0N 90.8W 0517 0.03M/ 0.1FT 48
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 0505 0.83M/ 2.7FT 04
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0025 4.75M/15.6FT 20
DART 32402 26.7S 74.0W 2334 0.10M/ 0.3FT 32
QUIRIQUINA CL 36.6S 73.1W 0249 0.83M/ 2.7FT 88
DART 32412 18.0S 86.3W 0146 0.05M/ 0.2FT 20
BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 0246 0.76M/ 2.5FT 12
HUASCO CL 28.5S 71.2W 0106 0.77M/ 2.5FT 12
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0051 0.69M/ 2.3FT 08
CONSTITUCION CL 35.4S 72.5W 0124 0.88M/ 2.9FT 60
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0124 0.22M/ 0.7FT 34
TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 0046 0.12M/ 0.4FT 38
CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 0043 1.09M/ 3.6FT 30
TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 0018 0.25M/ 0.8FT 38
DART 32401 20.5S 73.4W 0020 0.06M/ 0.2FT 48
SAN ANTONIO CL 33.6S 71.6W 2358 0.86M/ 2.8FT 18


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.

$$