Tsunami Warning for British Columbia Ended

Tsunami Warning for BC Coast issued on June 23 2014
Tsunami Warning for BC Coast issued on June 23 2014

Tsunami Warning for BC Coast issued on June 23 2014
Tsunami Warning for BC Coast issued on June 23 2014

8.0 Earthquake off Alaska – Tsunami Warning Issued

VANCOUVER – WEATHER – A Tsunami Warning has been issued following an 8.0 Earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

Tsunami Warning Update

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BULLETIN
PUBLIC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
143 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE INCLUDE NEW OBSERVATIONS.

...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...


...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...


WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES
---------------------------
TSUNAMI WARNING IN EFFECT FOR...

 * THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
   ALASKA


TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR...

 * THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM UNIMAK PASS ALASKA /WHICH
   IS LOCATED 80 MILES NE OF UNALASKA/ TO NIKOLSKI ALASKA

 * FOR OTHER US AND CANADIAN PACIFIC COASTS IN NORTH AMERICA - 
   THE LEVEL OF TSUNAMI DANGER IS BEING EVALUATED.  FURTHER
   INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN SUPPLEMENTARY MESSAGES.


IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI WARNING AREAS
---------------------------------
 * WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS COASTAL FLOODING ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL
   CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER
   TSUNAMI ARRIVAL.

 * THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.


IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS
----------------------------------
 * A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS
   TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED.

 * CURRENTS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL
   STRUCTURES AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE TSUNAMI
   ARRIVAL.

 * THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------
 * IF YOU ARE IN A WARNING AREA - MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND.

 * IF YOU ARE IN AN ADVISORY AREA - MOVE OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF
   HARBORS AND MARINAS.  WIDESPREAD INUNDATION OF LAND IS NOT
   EXPECTED FOR ADVISORY AREAS.

 * BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.

 * DO NOT GO TO THE COAST TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI.

 * DO NOT RETURN TO THE COAST UNTIL LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS
   INDICATE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.


FORECASTS AND/OR OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-------------------------------------------------
                 FORECAST         
                 START OF         
SITE             OF TSUNAMI      
----             ----------       

 * ALASKA
SHEMYA           1324 AKDT JUN 23                          
ADAK             1334 AKDT JUN 23                          
UNALASKA         1443 AKDT JUN 23                          
SAINT PAUL       1504 AKDT JUN 23                          


ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------------------
                                  TIME             OBSERVED MAX
 SITE                         OF MEASUREMENT       TSUNAMI HEIGHT
 ---------------------------- ---------------      --------------
 AMCHITKA  AK                 2136 UTC  06-23        00.6FT

 HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE
          TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT.

 A SMALL TSUNAMI WAS RECORDED ON DEEP OCEAN SENSOR 21414.
 THE DEPTH OF THIS EARTHQUAKE WILL LIMIT THE EXTENT OF TSUNAMI
 DANGER.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
 * MAGNITUDE      8.0
 * ORIGIN TIME    1253 AKDT JUN 23 2014
                  1353  PDT JUN 23 2014
                  2053  UTC JUN 23 2014
 * COORDINATES    51.8 NORTH 178.7 EAST
 * DEPTH          68 MILES
 * LOCATION       25 MILES NW OF AMCHITKA ALASKA
                  195 MILES W OF ADAK ALASKA


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------
 * THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN 60 MINUTES.

 * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE
   INFORMATION.

 * PACIFIC COASTAL RESIDENTS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON...
   WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE
   PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.