[LINK] Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Mar 11 23:55:38 AEDT 2011

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued Bulletin number 1 for a 
Tsunami Watch at 0555 UTC 11 March 2011 for Japan much of the western 
and mid pacific are nearby areas: <http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/>.

This was due to an earthquake at 0546Z 11 MAR 2011 near the east coast 
of the Japanese island of Honshu, Japan, then assessed at magnitude 7.9. 
This was expanded with bulletin 2 at 0643Z, with the magnitude of the 
earthquake reassessed as 8.8. At 0730Z bulletin 3 upgraded this to a 
widespread warning with gauge reports of up to 2.79m at HOKKAIDO. Up to 
now the latest bulletin is number 7, warning of possible damage along 
coastlines of all islands of Hawaii.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System relayed the initial bulletin at 
05:56:02 GMT. The PTWC web site is responding to web page requests with 
no significant delays.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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